Dutch Delights

Author:  Autumn

Want to enjoy some beautiful houses?  We saw these charming homes while riding our bicycles in Holland.  They sit along a riverside bicycle trail between Utrecht and Amsterdam.  (Please note that these photos were taken by me while on a moving bicycle.  Hey, I did my best!!!)

Some sit back from the water among the trees.

I would guess that they were built after World War II.  Some are rather simple.

And some are quite grand.

Most have little waterside gazebos furnished as sitting areas.  One appeared to be a music room with a baby grand piano.

If you look closely, you can see that this one sits directly in the water.

They have such control over their waterways, that being low and close to a river is not a liability.

This house was so large that I couldn’t get all of it in the photo.

This was my favorite with its espaliers in the front.

We even came upon a wedding that had just finished.  Can you see the bride?

Windmills are everywhere.

Beautifully landscaped gardens are abundant, too.

These are just a few of the reasons the Netherlands is my favorite country.

Take care.