Reeuwijk: by Land and by Lake

in #esteemlast year (edited)

I went to a village called Reeuwijk. It is located in the west of the Netherlands in an area called the Groene Hart (the Green Heart). Yes you’ve guessed - the area is a green space which is known for its nature reserves, wetlands and lakes.This area is perfect for nature lovers or anyone interested in water sports. Reeuwijk is approximately 25% water - so there are many opportunities to rent equipment for water recreation.

The day started overcast but not cold nor raining. On the Reeuwijkse Plassen (Lakes), it was serene but with a mild wind. It felt like a typical Dutch day. :grinning:
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There were quite a few sail boats on the water but rental of electric motor boats was also possible.
I enjoyed watching this wooden boat catch the wind in its sails.
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The lake is surrounded by beautiful homes some of which are used exclusively as vacation homes.
These houses had grey semi-oval roofs;
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but there were dwellings of all shapes and sizes.
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I really loved this one surrounding by white roses and reeds.
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If you need refreshments, it is possible to dock mid-lake to buy a drink or ice cream.
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It was relatively quiet on the lake but I can envision a different scene on warm summer days. After 2 hours, the sky began to clear enhancing the already picturesque surroundings.
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However, it was time to explore by foot. The landscape is so beautifully breathtaking. Do you agree?
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The homes in the village are very charming and as expected there were boats moored by almost every house that I passed.
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Surrounded by nature -
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I enjoyed the variety of styles on the same street.
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The dutch countryside is simply too beautiful to put into words - but I will call it idyllic. :grinning:
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The 7.2 km walk was well worth it. Hope you enjoyed Reeuwijk.

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