Friday 6 June 2008

Where?

So my little sojourn to Netherlands gets more interesting by the day. I thought we were staying in Enschede, but apparently we are staying in Vasse which is 25 - 30 km's from Enschede, from the picture I got from Marianne I reckon we are really in the country. Pretty cool, but it is not on my map that I have so I assume it is a really tiny place, wikipedia has this to say:
"In 2001, the village of Vasse had 569 inhabitants. The built-up area of the town was 0.18 km², and contained 197 residences.[1] The statistical area "Vasse", which also can include the peripheral parts of the village, as well as the surrounding countryside, has a population of around 880."
I would say that my assumptions are correct...holy moly...
Memories of holidays with my grandparents are already flooding back, long walks through the country, swimming in rivers, peace and quiet...for a country with a population of approximately 16,570,613 you would not think there could possibly be villages the size of Vasse!
Marianne actually lives in Cape Town South Africa so it is fairly ironic that we will be visiting her and the kids in Holland of all places! Any suggestions of things to do...I know I do have some Dutch visitors occasionally...

3 comments:

info said...

briljant plan to go to the land beneath the sea level! (no worries, Vasse is above). It's a small country so plenty of opportunities to have a good time anywhere you like..... Lucky you !

TheRuleClan said...

Hans Brinker no longer around? When I found out that it was all a legend I decided to stay close to the German border ;) ... not that I had much choice in the matter. I am hoping to do some exploring, if Holland is so small I should be able to see quite a lot?

TheRuleClan said...

I hope that there is a good public transport system, butr I have a feeling we are really in the sticks! A day trip to Amsterdam does not look impossible though now that I have found where we are on a map.