School only started a couple of weeks ago, yet I was already in some serious need of relaxation. This week the Boy has a holiday week, so the past weekend was the perfect moment for a quick get-away. We went to the Veluwe, an area covered in forest and moor in the Netherlands. It was very pretty and quiet, exactly what I needed!
We went for a bicycle ride on our first day and walked until my feet couldn’t take it any more the second day. The environment of the Veluwe is so nice and the view and the forest air made my hurting feet worth while.
We stayed at a little B&B called Pension Vierhouten, in the small village of Vierhouten. The owners were very friendly and the accommodation was perfect for a weekend. We used their (free) bikes for our ride on the first day. Unfortunately the Boy blew a tire and we had to walk the last 5km back to the B&B. I still enjoyed our day very much though, especially the walk back through the moor. It was so peaceful and wide spaced, exactly what my busy overflowing head needed.
The next day we decided to do everything by foot. Bike rides are fun, but you can only really enjoy the quiet of the forest when you’re walking slowly between the tall creaking trees. So we ate a hefty breakfast and went looking for our 15km walking trail. We didn’t find the route we wanted to take and ended up following a trail called “in the woods”. That’s were we spent the rest of our day. Lucky for us (our maybe the trail was planned this way), a bit past noon we were almost back in the village and we decided to get ourselves a burger at Tante Sjaan (how Hollands can a name really be?). Afterwards we went back to our trail and finished the walk.
We couldn’t stay very late in Vierhouten, because I still had heaps of school assignments that needed finishing (and starting). On our way home is when the second tire of the weekend went bye-bye. Unfortunately we were on the fifth lane on the Antwerp Ring Road, so it took a while before we got to the road shoulder. We eventually had to call assistance (which is really hard, considering their are a lot of cars passing by at 120 km/u, making a shit ton of noise) because the tire was stuck. Needles to say I didn’t get a lot done that night, so yes, this will be (another) busy week. Lucky for me, I had a relaxing weekend. 😉