Last August 2015 my daughter and I took a vacation trip to the North of the Netherland to a place called Heerenveen.Heerenveen is a town located in the province of Friesland. It is known for its name as “Frisia” and lies in the northwest of the Netherlands. It is situated west of Groningen, and south of the North Sea. The capital of Friesland is “Leeuwarden.
”Places to stay, you can choose from – bungalows, chalets, hotels, you name them. My hotel was in a beautiful spot and the view from the restaurant is amazing.And large noiseless windows overlooking the garden and motorway we had breakfast in a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere while we watched the world go by.
Its landscape is unique and beautiful, it has the largest collection of inland lakes in Europe and their pastures and lands, however, makes Friesland the chosen place for cycling and walking as well.Water lovers can explore Friesland by boat. Each town is connected to others by water and if you are a boat and water lovers, Friesland is the place for you to explore.
The Frisian countryside is amazing. The green pastures steal your heart and takes your breath away. As I walked down the flat countryside I adored the beauty and greens that it offered altogether.
As I walked along their beautiful country lane under the cool shades of the trees, I got my camera to work because leaving this place behind without memories to look at one day wouldn’t be totally satisfying thinking that I visited that part of The Netherlands.
Not forgetting to mention that The Netherlands is a bicycle country. There are more bicycles than residents in the Dutch land. There are cycled paths made only for bikers completely and not for motorised traffics. Everybody cycle in the Netherlands, and you won’t know who are professional cyclists or not, and when in The Netherlands, if you ask someone “Are you a cyclist,” they will respond, “no, I am Dutch.” If you want to live in The Netherlands, you must know how to cycle or be prepared to learn. The tranquil and peaceful Heerenveen canal surrounded by residential homes. Beautiful bushes of wild flowers along the walkway. Randomly caught up with some apple trees in the back of a garden
(Please note that pictures and writings belong to A French Note and they are mine)