A beautiful day for a bikeride

Nijeveen Travel Blog

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Road leading to Nijeveen(Nijeveense weg)

Today was another fine day weather-wise, much better than predicted which we all know is quite unusual, it's normally the other way around... So I decided to take the kids for a bike ride in preparation for a plan which has been forming in my head. I am thinking of taking them on a holiday which involves train travel, riding bicycles and camping. I have no idea yet whether the weather this Summer will be good enough of course, but I think it is a good way to see a bit more of the country (and maybe even more han just The Netherlands) and to spend some quality time with each other as I feel that has been lacking a bit lately...

So Reagan and I took our bikes and Jordan was lucky enough to be able to sit on the back of my bike and not to have to do any work herself.

Church in Kolderveen
She has a bike of course, which Dutch kid doesn't, but she hasn't quite mastered riding without training wheels yet. So for today (and the holiday as well) she got to just sit back and relax while watching the scenery go past...

First we rode to Nijeveen, which is a village about 5 kilometers from where we live. We stoppend in the village to have a look at the windmill: Korenmolen de Sterrenberg. This windmill was actually built in a town called Weener in Germany in 1786 and was in use there until 1960. It was then torn down and rebuilt in Nijeveen between 1975-1977.

From the windmill we rode to Restaurant Anton, which is another 3 kilometers. My first (yes I said first) wedding reception took place here in 1994 long before it was turned into this Austrian type restaurant and I still cannot get over the change, I hardly recognise it... Anyway, the good thing about it is that there is an indoor and outdoor playground so the kids were entertained for quite a while while I sat and read a book. We had a drink and later some lunch and spent a very pleasant couple of hours there.

To be continued...

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Road leading to Nijeveen(Nijeveens…
Road leading to Nijeveen(Nijeveen…
Church in Kolderveen
Church in Kolderveen
Windmill in Nijeveen
Windmill in Nijeveen
Korenmolen de Sterrenberg
Korenmolen de Sterrenberg
Korenmolen de Sterrenberg
Korenmolen de Sterrenberg
Korenmolen de Sterrenberg detail
Korenmolen de Sterrenberg detail
Korenmolen de Sterrenberg plaque
Korenmolen de Sterrenberg plaque
Korenmolen de Sterrenberg detail
Korenmolen de Sterrenberg detail
Korenmolen de Sterrenberg detail
Korenmolen de Sterrenberg detail
Church in Nijeveen
Church in Nijeveen
Playground at Antons
Playground at Anton's
Coffee and liquer at Antons
Coffee and liquer at Anton's
Lunch at Antons
Lunch at Anton's
Water feature at Antons
Water feature at Anton's
Nijeveen
photo by: pms70