Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.

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Mr.Benton
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Re: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.

Postby Mr.Benton » 2 Nov 2020, 8:23am

What about the windmills of Kinderdijk, there are water busses that go to and from Rotterdam if you are short of time.
The town of Brielle is nice.
There is one of the world's biggest moveable structures not far away, there is a visitor centre on the north bank.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source= ... pNNKvkBPhs

The dunes to the North of Hook of Holland are also a possibility.

Jdsk
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Re: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.

Postby Jdsk » 2 Nov 2020, 8:41am

Mr.Benton wrote:What about the windmills of Kinderdijk, there are water busses that go to and from Rotterdam if you are short of time.
The town of Brielle is nice.
There is one of the world's biggest moveable structures not far away, there is a visitor centre on the north bank.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source= ... pNNKvkBPhs

The dunes to the North of Hook of Holland are also a possibility.

And you might even see the world's most wonderful moveable structure!

: - )

Jonathan

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Altissima
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Re: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.

Postby Altissima » 3 Nov 2020, 1:33pm

In May 2018 we enjoyed a 7 day tour on Bromptons from Zeebrugge to Europort. We got the overnight ferry from Hull (and overnight back from Europort to Hull) and our first day from Zeebrugge was to Gent. Day 2 was train to Eeklo (Belgium) then cycle to Middleburg in the Netherlands via the cycle & pedestrian ferry. Day 3 was an almost circular ride to a farm only 4 miles north but we went all the way around the lovely coastal route to make it 30 miles. Day 5 we cycled to Zierikzee a lovely small town. Day 6 was another cycle ferry then a windy but very route along the coast to Ouddorp and the following day we finished off with another lovely route of 31 miles to Europort.

Zeeland is a really nice contrasting part of the Netherlands to the hustle and bustle of the central belt and is relatively sparsely populated. There are some really picturesque villages and small towns

Astrobike
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Re: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.

Postby Astrobike » 3 Nov 2020, 6:44pm

I was going to do Europort to zeebruge this year but i accepted a credit note for next year
Just as well as my return jurney from zeebruge was cancled at short notice.

It would now appear that P & 0 will not be running the Zeebruge to Hull ferry in 2021 which means I can not
Do my intended trip wonder if I could get some or all of my money back ?

Jdsk
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Re: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.

Postby Jdsk » 3 Nov 2020, 6:50pm

Astrobike wrote:I was going to do Europort to zeebruge this year but i accepted a credit note for next year
Just as well as my return jurney from zeebruge was cancled at short notice.

It would now appear that P & 0 will not be running the Zeebruge to Hull ferry in 2021 which means I can not
Do my intended trip wonder if I could get some or all of my money back ?

Discussion of the discontinuation:
https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=141435

And ask for your money back now. Did you pay by UK credit card?

Jonathan

Astrobike
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Re: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.

Postby Astrobike » 3 Nov 2020, 8:13pm

Thanks Jonathan
Yes I paid by credit card but it was 18 months ago , I have requested a credit
from P & O but I won't be holding my breath.
Mike

Slowroad
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Re: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.

Postby Slowroad » 7 Nov 2020, 8:28pm

r.Benton wrote:
What about the windmills of Kinderdijk, there are water busses that go to and from Rotterdam if you are short of time.
The town of Brielle is nice.
There is one of the world's biggest moveable structures not far away, there is a visitor centre on the north bank.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source= ... pNNKvkBPhs

The dunes to the North of Hook of Holland are also a possibility.


And you might even see the worlds' most wonderful moveable structure!

: - )

Jonathan

https://youtu.be/LewVEF2B_pM

That is amazing! Thanks! I do miss the eccenticity that crops up in the Netherlands...
“My two favourite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything. The perfect day: riding a bike to the library.”
― Peter Golkin

Slowroad
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Re: Rotterdam, or anywhere, anywhere but home.

Postby Slowroad » 7 Nov 2020, 8:30pm

Thanks Jonathan
Yes I paid by credit card but it was 18 months ago , I have requested a credit
from P & O but I won't be holding my breath.
Mike

Good luck.
If you're planning to go again, I recommend Stena Line Harwich to Hook of Holland. Might be less convenient for you though?
“My two favourite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything. The perfect day: riding a bike to the library.”
― Peter Golkin