Zaanse Schans Windmill

Zaanse Schans Windmills, Amsterdam

Located 15 km north of Amsterdam in a picturesque setting you will discover a wonderful historic village on the banks of the River Zaan.  The area is delightful with its row of windmills, craft workshops and excellent museums. The site is free to visit, however most of the museums charge an individual entrance fee so …

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Zuiderzee Museum

Day 2. Zuiderzee Open Air Museum & Volendam, The Netherlands

After a delicious breakfast in the Park Plaza Vondelpark's restaurant we set off bright and early to visit some interesting places outside of the city.  After taking Tram line 2 to Central Station we caught a train to Enkhuizen one hour away.  Standard single fares are €13.20 each but by purchasing online tickets we saved €1 …

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A busy Bournemouth beach and pier

A day in Bournemouth 

What better way to spend a hot, sunny day than at the seaside.  Bournemouth is one of England's premier seaside resorts being located on Dorset's south coast.  Leaving our car on the East Cliff we walked down the steep incline towards the pier. Overlooking the English Channel we stepped into the gardens of the Russell Cotes …

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Seurasaari footbridge, Helsinki

Day 27. Seurasaari Island, Helsinki

Seurasaari is a small island a short distance from Helsinki which is approached by an ornate wooden footbridge.  Getting there by public transport is quite easy, bus No.24 leaves from Eira and we boarded the bus from outside the Sokos Department Store on Mannerheimintie near Kamppi.  The bus takes around 30 minutes but it's also …

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Dancing at Tallinn Open Air Museum

Day 2. Tallinn’s Open Air Museum

After eating breakfast in our hotel, we caught a trolley bus out to Kopli Bay,  a 30 minute ride away to the home of the Estonian Open Air Museum.  It's located overlooking the bay and occupying a large site providing an insight into old Estonian life.  A rural village has been re-constructed within a forest …

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