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Netherlands? Did We Make Another Wrong Turn?

20210902_133935-2 Campercamping Blij Venneke, Duizel, Netherlands

Next Saturday, we can't return the motorhome until 8:00AM and our flight leaves at 11:30AM. That only gives us 3 hours to return the rental (with inspection), get a taxi to the airport, check-in and go through security. I don't like taking chances with timing when flying. We've booked a hotel ($63 US) near the airport and near the rental return location for the night before our flight. We'll return the rental a day ahead of schedule, which will allow us not to be rushed on the day of our flight.

Netherlands Border Ahead

 September 1st & 2nd, 2021

 We got an early start leaving Düsseldorf. Our general direction was going to be the Normandy area of France, but we've been there before. We only have a week left before our return flight to the USA, so we decided to take it slow and enjoy more of the smaller towns along the way heading to Paris. The most direct route was through the Netherlands and Belgium.

We stopped at a beautiful and relaxing campground in the Netherlands. Campercamping Blij Venneke is in Duizel, Netherlands. For €23 a night ($27.60 US), we got the site with electric included. There was also a service point for drinking water and dumping. There were showers, but there was a line and Connie was told the hot water doesn't last long. She took a shower in the motorhome instead. WiFi was also included in the price, and it was fast! A small private campground with 25 pitches (sites). Lots of flowers, near a small pond, and usually very quiet (depending on the nearby airport flight path).

The owner, Arjan, stopped by and chatted for awhile. He loaned us his bicycle to explore the nearby area and forest behind the campground. A very nice gentleman. We greatly enjoyed our two-day visit here.

Enjoying the loaner bike at Campercamping Blij Venneke
Campercamping Blij Venneke
Campercamping Blij Venneke

Connie's a happy camper! Her "vice" here has been the grocery stores. Although we can't read most of the labels, we generally have an idea what it is. If we're wrong, oh well - it's part of the adventure. She just returned from visiting the nearby "Carrefour Market". She came back with a large smile, and her arms full of goodies. She's in her happy place, especially when the cherry tart was 20% off, making it €3.44 ($4.13 US). She also brought me a surprise. A bottle of Captain Morgan Rum! (Don't ask how much)

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Comments 4

Guest - Judy Rinehimer on Friday, 03 September 2021 11:32
What a great ADVENTURE! I love your flexibility, freedom, and salute your travel decisions.

Guest - Mary Lane on Friday, 03 September 2021 16:18
A Month In The Netherlands

When we bought a used camper van in Utrecht in 1996, we then spent an entire month in the Netherlands exploring all of the wonderful people and places. The map they gave us was huge and usually by the time we figured out where we were, we had passed it! We then moved on to the British Isles. Hoping you are enjoying and appreciating your travel opportunities! We are enjoying your posts. Hugs, Mary & Elaine

When we bought a used camper van in Utrecht in 1996, we then spent an entire month in the Netherlands exploring all of the wonderful people and places. The map they gave us was huge and usually by the time we figured out where we were, we had passed it! We then moved on to the British Isles. Hoping you are enjoying and appreciating your travel opportunities! We are enjoying your posts. Hugs, Mary & Elaine
Larry Farquhar on Friday, 03 September 2021 22:57

Hi Mary and Elaine, How and where did you register your camper van? Now days, you cant register a vehicle unless you have a local address. But there are ways around it.

Hi Mary and Elaine, How and where did you register your camper van? Now days, you cant register a vehicle unless you have a local address. But there are ways around it.
Guest - Mary Lane on Saturday, 04 September 2021 07:19
Registration

We had purchased the van from a couple in Utrecht and we used their address at first. Then we were able to register it in the USA later. Perhaps the rules are different now.

We had purchased the van from a couple in Utrecht and we used their address at first. Then we were able to register it in the USA later. Perhaps the rules are different now.
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Thursday, 16 September 2021

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