Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Eindhoven, Netherlands

Despite well meant intentions, I did not get through the photos to edit the ones I wanted to post.  Please forgive me.  The pictures are a combination of iPhone, DSLR, and point-and-shoot, so a wide variety of quality.  Please forgive me for that as well.

Day One: Germany & Eindhoven, Netherlands
Very beginning of our road trips always start off with a picture in the car.
 We stopped somewhere on the road for a picnic.  Still have no clue what Germany town we were in, but we had a blast eating lunch and feeding ducks.

 Crossing the border into the Netherlands.

 Don't quite know what this building was, but it looked important so we took a picture of it.
One of the first things we did when we got to Eindhoven was buy a postcard with all the local features on it.  Then we set out to find them...the round building above was on there, along with this bubble looking thing behind Alyssa.
 Our hostel room.
Dutch dinner!
 The Flying Pins were another attraction on the postcard.  It took us a bit to track it down, but it was worth it.

 We also happened upon a carnival!  We wandered around for a bit to take it in, and it definitely seemed much more exciting than any of the carnivals I've been to in the US or Germany.

Look at all those bicycles!!!  How do you find your own in that mess?

Eindhoven wasn't the most spectacular city in the world for tourists, but they did have a fantastic shopping district and tons of eateries to spend time at.  The people were amazingly friendly, most of them spoke English [extremely helpful since I don't know a single word of Dutch], and definitely a gorgeous country that I can't wait to visit again.  Next: Antwerp, Belgium.


  1. Great post!! Can't wait for more :D i cant believe the number of bikes in that last picture!! ur totally right, you would end up going away with a different bike that you went in with!! hehe!

    Jen xxx

  2. Love it! Those bubble thingies at the carnival seem to be a blast, did you try those out?
    xo Anja
    PS Even if you spoke Finnish fluently, the Dutch people wouldn't have understood you ;-)

  3. I love it!!! How exciting!

    The windmill is great...a bit of nostalgia is still there despite how modern everything is. And you are right, that carnival does look far more exciting than anything I have been to here. I love the parking lot of bikes...oh to live in a town like that...how dreamy! :)

    Thank you so much for these photos, how very exciting! :)

  4. Wow! I love that the little hostel room is all Ikea - that's great!!

  5. wow!! what a dream to be in the netherlands!! looks so gorgeous and you two having so much fun! those flying pins are AWESOME and def picture worthy! lol

  6. I love the post card idea! Much cheaper than a guide book! I love all the travel pics! It looks like so much fun!

  7. The giant balls in the pool, uh yesssssss!


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