Took a quick stop in Haarlem for a lovely reunion with a friend from Portland, Oregon. 

This is the next installment of my photoessay on Holland. I can’t say this will be my last photo escapade with this photogenic country, as I’ll be passing through once again before heading back to my home state of Oregon. Here’s Part I, which featured Rotterdam and beautiful Zeeland.

Now that we’re into Part II, you’ll see different parts of the Netherlands including Haarlem, Arnhem, Nijmegen, Reek, and Breda. Sit back, relax, grab some toast and hagelslag: we’re going to Holland in 22 photos. That’s right, 22. Just like the Taylor Swift song, or something like that.

Off to Holland, let’s go! 

haarlem station

This may look like an ordinary train station, but to me it’s a pretty special place.

 

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Pluk de Nacht outdoor film festival. Whimsically translates to:  “grab the night” 

 

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Perfect summer night for a super bizarre independent German movie. 

 

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Train stations fascinate me. So many people coming and going for so many reasons.

 

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Wandering around Arnhem.

 

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These doors seemed to be friends.

 

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I very much lucked out with sun this particular afternoon.

 

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Some people buy shoes. I have a thing for doors, apparently.

 

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Anhem made for a wonderful place to stroll in the sunshine.

 

 

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The gorgeous gardens at The Groot Warnsborn Hotel in Arnhem

 

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Felt so good to go running on these paths. Such a nice break from the urban landscape. 

 

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Let’s call this: “we were having a BBQ and then hot air balloons began flying overhead.  Magic.

 

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In the beautiful village of Reek. I’ll be adding: “ride in a hot air balloon” to my life list.

 

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Holland knows bikes. Bikes in Nijmegen.

 

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Church in Nijmegen.

 

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I think I know what this shopkeeper’s favorite color is.

 

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Main Square in Nijmegen.

 

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When I’m this age I hope I look half as great as these ladies. 

 

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I call this “National Geographic wannabe meets Bliss boutique hotel”

 

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Taking indoor photos has been a new, but interesting challenge for me.  At the Bliss Hotel in Breda.

 

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Stop. You’ve made it to the end. Now go to an Albert Heijn, buy yourself a treat, and be happy. 

Thanks for viewing my latest photos. I truly enjoyed my time in Holland. I’ll be flying out of Amsterdam in October back to the states, so this isn’t the last of Holland for me! Or for you, if you like see my photos 🙂

Please stay tuned for photos from Antwerp and Brussels. This is my first time in Belgium so I look forward to sharing my travels with you soon!  All photos were taken with a Nikon D3200 HDSLR camera with AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 18-55mm lens. Only edits made were minor crops and resizing. 

Photoessay: Holland in 22 Photos (Part II)
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