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Gemeente Leeuwarden

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  • Day2

    Leeuwarden

    June 1, 2008 in the Netherlands

    Nach einer besonders spektakulär hochgeklappten Brücke erreichen wir die Hauptstadt Frieslands, Leeuwarden. Mit besonderer Herausforderung für die Crew der Flora: Anlegen in einer Kurve!
    Dann geht es in die Altstadt mit vielen sehenswerten Bürgerhäusern aus dem 17. und 18. Jahrhundert, wo wir hervorragend Fisch essen, und diesen sogar bezahlen :-)
    Ein Höhepunkt ist sicherlich der "schiefe Turm" Leeuwardens, Oldehove, der sich bereits kurz nach Baugebinn 1529 begann zu neigen. Die dazugehörige Kirche wurde nie fertiggebaut, sondern wieder abgerissen.
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  • Day3

    Wergea

    June 2, 2008 in the Netherlands

    Die Route führt uns heute von Leeuwarden durch den Van Harinxmakanaal und das Akwadukt Langdeel nach Wergea. Kurz vor 14 Uhr sind wir da, doch die Brücke ist geschlossen und macht erst um 16 Uhr wieder auf. Daher legen wir an (schon fast professionell) und genießen unser Mittagessen - selbst gemachte Hot Dogs - an Bord.Read more

  • Day58

    Leeuwarden - City Walk

    September 27, 2015 in the Netherlands

    On our second day in Leeuwarden we walked around downtown with Daniel and Anita. There happened to be a (once a year?) market on, so we got to see lots of local foods and stuff (no pics because I am bad).

    We also came across a band in a boat, and climbed the leaning tower of Leeuwarden, which leans more than the tower of Pisa (slightly disorienting when going up the slanting spiral staircase). Great view from the top!Read more

  • Day56

    Leeuwarden - arrival

    September 25, 2015 in the Netherlands

    Leaving Berlin behind, we headed over to the Netherlands for a visit with Daniel and Anita in Leeuwarden. As we travelled on the train, the land became flatter and wetter, with occasional and then frequent canals. We also passed a lot of wind farms (#3).

    A bit of drama on the way: when we were passing the Germany/Netherlands border, some police walked through the train, inspecting identification. They were happy with just our NZ drivers licenses but a whole extended family (that looked like maybe refugees) had to get off the train with the police at the next stop because they didn't have visas.

    Just after we arrived and ate, I went with Daniel to his local badminton club. Great fun! But I was so out of shape/practice already that I was playing terribly at singles! Next time I'll see if I can beat Daniel while he's on holiday :P
    Also, after badminton, roadworks forced Daniel to drive awkwardly down a detour that somehow forced us onto the motorway headed to a nearby town, with no way to turn back. Unexpected road trip!
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  • Day58

    Leeuwarden - Food

    September 27, 2015 in the Netherlands

    Of course another food post :)

    First up, the amazing cupcakes made by Anita - she has her own cupcake business and let me sample some, lekker (yum)!
    #2 was picked fish and meat paste on a thin dense bread - breakfast! (Actually pretty decent but I think I'd have to adjust).
    #3 was a food wall, like a vending machine for hot fast food (people refill it from the other side) where you can buy #4
    #5 delicious sliced-up-meatball-on-a-bun that we got from the Nederland equivalent of a sausage sizzle.
    #6 tompoucen (literally "tom puss", tomcat), a sort of iced, cream-filed pastry, mmm
    Also had stroopwafel, a caramel-filed wafer that you can melt over your coffee.
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  • Day59

    Leeuwarden - Lodgings

    September 28, 2015 in the Netherlands

    Huge thanks to Daniel and Anita for sharing their little apartment with us, including the ridiculously giant air mattress that plugged in to pump itself up :O
    I failed to actually take a nice photo of us together, so this is the best I have: kitchen crew.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Gemeente Leeuwarden, Ljouwert, Leeuwarden

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