Some days you just have to get on a train, ride for twenty minutes, and end up in a different city altogether. The city we ended up in was Utrecht.
She’s a bit like Amsterdam’s older, smaller, quainter (is so a word!) … sister.
This church spire dominates the whole city centre (and several of my photographs), and plays some wonderful tunes throughout the day! I found it really cheerful!
Of course the day we decided to do this was a Netherlands heatwave day of 32C with 80-90% humidity. So we ambled from shady patch to shady patch taking photos all the way!
Everything feels more “gezellig” in Utrecht. “Gezellig” is an untranslatable Dutch word which is most commonly translated as “cozy”, but it’s much more than that.
See! Church spire! Also note all the people in boats. This means it’s Summer/hot in the Netherlands.
Something that still blows my tiny anitpodean mind; this row of houses was built in 1597. They are not only still standing, but people still live in them!
And no one does picturesque windows quite like the Dutch!
I wonder if there is a course I can take?
More on this adventure in our next exciting episode! So stay tuned!!!