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Dutch Treat: A Rustic Apartment with a Horse

Friesland is a rural area in northern Holland. It has its own language.

Now that we have that out of the way, I want to introduce you to an interesting proposition. First, there’s this apartment I want you to look at. It’s in a (former) stable.

Before you poo-poo the idea of staying in a stable on your vacation, let me remind you that a stable housed one of the most revered women in all of Catholicdom for a bit. She didn’t complain.

Netherlands Vacation Rental

Netherlands Vacation Rental

Ok, so there it is, over to the left. It’s called by the owners: Appartement. Ok, not very imaginative, but take note of the side benefits: On the property: horse stable, arena, deer park and house of the owner. You can ride on 2 Fries horses and/or 2 pony’s of the owner.

Now, I don’t know how deers park. Parallel, I presume, but here’s the thing: The nearby attractions to visit are Dokkum, Leeuwarden, “or a day trip to Ameland.”

Take note of Leeuwarden. Just today it was announced that city hall had lost or somehow misplaced their pornography archive, according to the Associated Press.  They hope to find it.

Now, I figure there are quite a few of red blooded males who would like to help in this quest, most of them young enough to go scrounging around in musty cellars and attics and places where folks might hide such a stash.

So the deal is: rent the place, get on your horse, and help in the efforts to retrieve the porn, just like the lone ranger might have done. Wear a white outfit, a masculine one if you can find it.

For me, it would be enough to relax for a week in a place where the nearby city hall has an archive of smut related to the city. Priceless, even if you split the bill.


Texel – Life on a Dutch Island

If you look at a map of the Netherlands, you’ll notice a chain of islands that extends from north of the mainland town of Van Helder and runs in a flowing line towards Denmark. The largest and westernmost of these is called Texel (pronounced “Tessel”). Texel is a living paradise, full of sea and surf life. Low tides expose vast amounts of the sea floor, and you can take a tour to marvel at the exposed sea life.

Walking and Cycling are popular on the island. The southern cycling route takes you to De Petten Lake, home to sheldducks, oystercatchers, lapwings, avocets and black-headed gulls.

Orchids are rare in the Netherlands, but on Texel they bloom in profusion in June.

Of course, you can also hang out on the sandy beaches.

Texel Island Vacation RentalSo, if nature is your thing, you might want to look into Texel island. The best way to experience it with a family might be in a holiday rental property like the one over there to the left. It’s part of  holiday park “De Krim“, where privately owned holiday homes are rented to vacationers. There are plenty of facilities in the park to keep you and your kids busy.

Oh, and the town it’s in is on the north coast of Texel. It’s called De Cocksdorp. Imagine telling your friends spent  your vacation in De Cocksdorp.


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