Monthly Archives: August 2011

Radio Endellion: Amsterdam Gay Parade 2011

Stewart has put together another ‘Radio Endellion’ voice and image story of our experience sitting on board ‘Endellion’, the barge, watching the annual Amsterdam Gay Parade pass by – you can view it here on YouTube. Advertisements

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The Amsterdam circuit – before painting

On our travels along the gorgeous Vecht canal (see our earlier blog) we were surprised to find a lovely tjalk (Dutch barge) coming alongside us as we were moored at Hinderdam. It turned out the tjalk was owned by Joop and … Continue reading

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The Journey: Maastricht to Amsterdam – part 3

Continuing our journey, the final stage of this blog, from Weesp we took the following route into Amsterdam: Small Weesp canal, across the Amsterdam-Rijn canal and along the Weesper Trekvaart, into the Amstel turning starboard down the Nwe Herengracht, right in the heart of … Continue reading

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The Journey: Maastricht to Amsterdam – part 2

Continuing our journey .. from Heusden we took: The Andelse Maas through to Gorinchem briefly using the Waal into the Merwde. From the Merwede canal to Vianen with a blustery crossing of the Lek and into the Vecht taking us to Utrecht and then … Continue reading

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The Journey: Maastricht to Amsterdam – part 1

The journey from Maastricht to Amsterdam took us on the following waterways: Zuidwillemsvaart (a dogleg briefly taking us back into Belgium) all the way to  s’Hertogenbosch. Briefly on the Dieze and Maas into Heusden. And coming up soon we will … Continue reading

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The inaccessible, ‘accessible’ public transport

We had an amazing time in Maastricht but one thing we should mention before moving on to the next wonderful town was how we came to see the once-in-seven-years Procession of the Relics (previous blog). We had planned for that … Continue reading

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July journey into the Netherlands: a story of old relics.

The Netherlands approached, arrived, disappeared then suddenly we were back again! Since our last blog we have cruised 220 kilometres further north, now at Weesp, just south of Amsterdam. This took us from Wallonia (French-speaking) Belgium (at Liege) into the Netherlands … Continue reading

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