Biking With The Buurt

Each year, a couple of volunteers in our local neighbourhood (the buurt) organises a route for a bicycle ride through the local area. This year about thirty of us had an enjoyable day out, with a few stops for food and refreshment along the way. This is an opportunity to rediscover what a very pleasant part of the Netherlands this is, filled with cycle tracks that wind through the countryside.

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More pictures here.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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2 Responses to Biking With The Buurt

  1. Michael says:

    I’m jealous! – not only of the peaceful winding countryside (how did you decide on that part of Holland, anyway?), but of the fact that many of the riders are in jackets and long sleeves – it’s still abysmally hot here and will be for some time to come.

  2. Geoff says:

    Mike – we’ve been having warm weather, but yesterday it was a reasonable 22C. We’ve had over 30C on a few days this year. As to why we chose this part of the Netherlands, quite simple really. Part of it was because of the countryside, but also it was in part because of the fact that it’s 19 meters above sea-level. In Gouda, we were almost 6 meters below, and I can’t dismiss the feeling that global warming is not to be dismissed…

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