Monday, 6 September 2010

that's My World ,ABC Wednesday H for Hoenderloo, and Hoge Veluwe








This year I stayed twice at a holiday park in Hoenderloo,a village in the middle of the Netherlands and surrounded by low hilly woodland not far from the National Park De Hoge Veluwe, which means High Veluwe. Our bungalow was a pet free one, others can have pets. We had three bedrooms, a kitchen, sitting area, bathroom and toilet. The second time I stayed here with my daughter and the Australian family in a bigger house with four bedrooms.

We cycled from our holiday park to the Hoge Veluwe. My daughter,her Australian partner and three children enjoyed the ride as I did. The Hoge Veluwe is approximately 55 square kilometers in area, consisting of heathlands, sand dunes, and woodlands. It is situated in the Veluwe, the area of the largest terminal moraine in the Netherlands. Most of the landscape of the park and the Veluwe was created during the last Ice Age. The alternating sand dune areas and heathlands may have been caused by human utilization of the surrounding lands. The park forms one of the largest continuous nature reserves in the Netherlands. It houses deer, wild boar and smaller wildlife. There is a restaurant, a museum with paintings and sculptures, and a museum showing the secrets of subterrenean life.



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38 comments:

Carver said...

What a fascinating place. Looks like a great place to visit. Some of the shots look like something out of a story book.

Sylvia K said...

I agree with Carver, some of your shots look like they are right out of a story book! What a delightful place! Would love to visit there! Have a wonderful week, Wil!

Sylvia

LadyFi said...

What wonderful statues! A lovely place.

noel said...

aloha,

what a beautiful views, i love the play station for children its like a fantasy playground


i have an interesting place to visit today on my sari site

EG Wow said...

Two great slide shows, Wil! I enjoyed both.

Patty said...

Beautiful place. And I love the photo you are using as your header. Hope your week-end was a great one. We had a three day week-end, celebrating Labor Day which is always the first Monday in Sept.

Denise said...

A lovely video show, a great place to visit and a very interesting post.
An English Girl Rambles

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for the tour. What a wonderflu place. And I love the family portrait in your sidebar.

Arts Web Show said...

That sounds really cool.
Great pictures too

J Bar said...

Wonderful.

Luna Miranda said...

this looks like a wonderful place to relax and unwind. great photos, i enjoyed each one of them.

Etje said...

Wat kan ik hier nog schrijven alles is al gezegd door de vorige bezoekers, is prachtig

Marina said...

So many ideas for visiting!!! So amazing photos!!!

Marina said...

You can read about saint Fanourios life and the custom of making a cake at http://www.saintfanourios.org/.

Miss_Yves said...

Votre bannière a un style peinture hollandaise, et me fait penser aux tableaux de Pieter de Hooch!

Miss_Yves said...

Ce parc semble très agréable, car il reste "naturel"
J'aime beaucoup les sculptures ;

RuneE said...

If I ever come to the Netherlands again, this mus be the place to relax, have fun and even get a bit of exercise too!

Cezar and Léia said...

Thanks so much for sharing your pictures, the slides are wonderful, it's really nice!
Glad that you had such a great time there with your family!
Hugs
Léia

Leslie: said...

I can just imagine lots of children running around playing, especially in the castle! Looks like a fascinating place. I'd love to see those sculptures, too.

Kay L. Davies said...

Your slide show was fascinating, Wil. I'm starting to get excited about our visit to the Netherlands in the spring.
Kay
Alberta, Canada

anthonynorth said...

That looks a very nice place.

Leo said...

a lovely place to visit indeed, though all I know of Holland is the football clubs mostly ;) thanks for sharing the photos, Wil.. thought u might be doing H for Holland, actually :D

My H Post

Wendy said...

Wil, I LOVED this post, so beautiful and made me want to hop on a plane and visit right away. It sounds like your whole family had a wonderful time. I can see why...Thank you, Wil :)

photowannabe said...

This is so intriguing. I want to visit there too. Wonderful pictures. As Sylvia says it looks like its taken from a Fairy Tale.

Teuvo Vehkalahti said...

Very nice blog. I lile
Pleace looking fotoblog Teuvo images
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and pleace your comments

Thank you

Teuvo Vehkalahti
Finland

Nanka said...

I've been to Netherlands but to Rotterdam and Amsterdam. I wonder if this place was anywhere near here...
Beautiful Country. Lovely slideshow!!

Rumya said...

Lovely slideshow!! Lots of green and open spaces too. :)

Roger Owen Green said...

great pictures, and wonderful narrative. but gotta say I was a particular sucker for that colorful map!

On behalf the ABC Wednesday team, thank you!- ROG

Tumblewords: said...

Absolutely spectacular sights and narrative - Thank you!

Julie said...

It is so good that your Australian family can come to visit you and you them. I love stories about Nederlands as it is just so different to Australia. Thank you for this.

Hildred and Charles said...

Wonderful photos, and I can imagine how interesting it would be to visit here.

Gramma Ann said...

What a delightful slide show. Some of the shots look like they belong in a story book. Great choice for H day.

Wanda said...

I expected to see from characters from Fantasy Land come out of those houses...
What a fun place. Loved reading about your holiday.

Anna said...

Interesting, informative and delightful post!
That would be a great place to visit. I will have to take a very close look at your blog before planning a trip to the Netherlands in the future!
Best wishes,
Anna

Anna's H-word-abcWed

Vernz said...

wow, this is paradise ... I can't believe this is real... you are one lucky human to have seen this beauty..

Hope you can drop by
My ABC Wednesday post here

snowleopard said...

Fanatastic snaps. Interesting place.

Gayle said...

I never get tired of looking at travel photos, slides or videos. Yours are a joy to watch!

Janice Thomson said...

Such interesting photos. Love the different statues. A very lovely place.