Chapter 2: Storm is coming!

Hey!

This is the second chapter of our bike trip in The Netherlands.


DAY 2

So, where were we?

Morning, Rotterdam to reach, bikes and a lot of rain.

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What’s better?! 😀


Scheveningen

Our goal was to reach Rotterdam via Scheveningen, one of the most famous holland shore and Den Haag.

After a quick breakfast and a look around, we started pedaling toward Scheveningen under the rain .

It isn’t too far from Leiden, around 20km. We passed through Meijendepark, the largest dune area in South Holland.

Open dunes, lakes, forest: a MUST for who loves the nature.

Finally we saw the sea!

Magically, once we arrived in Scheveningen, the rain has stopped and this boosted our spirits: we decided to get off the bike and run into the sea. Dressed 😀

North Sea is cold, really cold and we rested for a while there to enjoy the peace of the ocean.

We were so excited that Bruno forgot his action cam on the bicycle bar! (glad to have found it on the bike after 1 hour)


Den Haag

After just 5km we reached Den Haag.

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What a pity we just had lunch and a little walk around, because this city deserves more then a day to be visited. It’s simply WONDERFUL!

You know, this happen very rarely to fall in love so fast, but you can breath a really positive air, a cosmopolitan air!

 

As a metter of fact the International Court of Justice is based here.

If you are planning to visit Den Haag we really reccommend you the shopping district and the museums: from Rembrandt to Escher, from the royal palace to the Gemeentemuseum where you can find the unique collection of Piet Mondrian’s artwork.


Rotterdam

Badly, we couldn’t stay here forever, Rotterdam was waiting us aaand guess who’s knocking at the door? Clouds, very big grey clouds and a killer wind asking for our blood.

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On our way to Rotterdam we passed through Delft, a pretty city famous for his blue porcelain known as Delftware and because Vermeer was born her.
You can find his “Girl with a pearl ear-ring” in Maurithuis in Den Haag.
Ahh clouds, clouds clouds and rain, it had rained so much that we arrived in Rotterdam soaked to the skin but we were so happy and satisfyed that wasn’t a problem for us, and hope so for the kind girl at the reception of our hostel 😀
We don’t use to watch the city on google view when we plan our trips so, Rotterdam was a good surprise for us: after being destructed during the second war it has been reconstructed unleashing the fantasy of the various architechts.

What we won’t forget? One of the stunning sunset ever 🙂

 

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Ehmmmm…we won’t tell you what we eated. We’re italian.. again 😀 But it wasn’t our fault, we were too hungry and all the restaurants were closed.
Time to sleep, we went back to the hostel to rest for the next step of our journey: Utrecht via Gouda.
Stay tuned next monday for the third chapter 🙂
Have a nice day and safe ride to everyone.
Byeeee
 
Arthur And Bruno

 

 

 

 

 

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