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Dutch Travels – A Traveler's Home

Mottarone, Lago Maggiore

Welcome to our website! This is the place to read our travel stories from all over the world, from cycling tours in Thailand, France, Spain and Cuba to city trips to Barcelona, Berlin and Rome. We also have a number of travel tips that will make life on the road a bit easier and less expensive, for example information about toll fares and cheap fuel in Europe.
We mostly travel by bicycle. It's our preferred way of travelling, because it makes it easier to get in contact with your surroundings and the local people, compared with travelling by car or bus. On our Dutch site De Wijde Wereld you'll find more stories and travel tips.
Enjoy and safe & happy travels!
Peter de Rijk & Annemarie Verhallen

Bicycle Trips

Netherlands: coast

Cycling along the North Sea and Wadden Sea coast

Netherlands: German border

Cycling along the Dutch-German border, from north to south

Spain: Andalusia

A sunny autumn tour in the South of Spain

Italy: Tuscany

A hilly tour amidst beautiful scenery in Central Italy

France: Provence

Mont Ventoux, vineyards and Mediterranean gardens

Austria: Danube

A cycling trip along the blue Danube to Vienna

Germany: Rhine

Cycling along the Rhine, from Utrecht to Basel

Eastern Cuba

from the popular beaches around Guardalavaca to Santiago the Cuba

Southern Thailand

An easy cycling tour to the beaches of Southern Thailand

Western Turkey

A trip along the coast, visiting the sites of the Roman Empire


A cycling trip around a beautiful island, in search of the dodo

City Trips

Spain: Madrid

From the Plaza Mayor to the Prado Museum

Spain: Barcelona

From Gaudí's Sagrada Família to the Mercat de la Boqueria

Italy: Florence

One of the cultural highlights of Europe

Italy: Rome

From the Colosseum to the Via Appia and St. Peter's Square

France: Nice and Monaco

Culture and nature along the Côte d'Azur

Portugal: Lisbon

Wandering around in Portugal's capital and around Sintra

Hungary: Budapest

A visit to Hungary's capital, with its famous baths and Jugendstil architecture

Germany: Berlin

One of the most exciting cities of Europe

Austria: Vienna

Schönbrunn, Belvedere, Hofburg Palaces, and beautiful gardens

Travel reports

France: Provence

Picturesque villages and impressive scenery in the South of France

Travel Tips

Toll Roads in Europe

All about toll fares, stickers and paying the fare

Car fuel prices in Europe

Don't pay to much for your petrol and diesel

In the Spotlight