Monday, 21 April 2014

Lauwersmeer hike-tour after tea-time at the Theefabriek

While most people were busy searching chocolate eggs or eating real ones this weekend, we went for a short nature tour in the north of the Netherlands. The provinces north of Amsterdam: Friesland and Groningen are lovely places to get in touch with nature, bike, hike, meet some happy sheep and other wildlife. Lauwersmeer, a national park, builds a partial border between the two provinces.
The Easter Sunday started with brunch at the beautiful Theefabriek, the only teamuseum (and tearoom) located in the old church-building of the cozy village Houwerzijl. I have reported about this great place 3 years ago here. After being spoiled there with delicious teas and food, the adventurous visitors (as us) went to Kollumerwaard and met the nature guide Klaas. He took us for a 7-km-walk in the National Park area and explained us patienly and lovingly about the birds, plants, trees, toads and other living beings we encountered on our way. Herewith a  big Bedankt (thanks) to the singing birds, colourful butterflies and Klaas for the knowledge!


Lies said...

Lekker (!?) en héél mooi, Jana !
Nog een maandagavond op z'n 'Paasbest' !

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

A nature tour and a tearoom, a delightful way to spend a weekend. Our Miss E returned for college/uni break and brought a small box of a new delicious tea as her gift to us. She has discovered many new things in Sydney, far for our country town.

Saucy Kodz said...

Ooh I would love to visit here. I love all those teapots. I can remember when we were small children and Sunday afternoon Mom would serve "tea" in the nice teapot with the ladies of the church. She would love to shop through these teapots. I love the butterfly at the end, having never seen on of this magnificent colour. Lovely post Jana


Nature trip, always refreshing and recharging to do. Beautiful images. :)

Hélène said...

Hey, I've been to Lauwersmeer (also for a walk)! Charming landscape! Lucky you to have a guided tour :-) veel groetjes van België!!!

Koryn said...

Lovely, lovely tea pots! Do they sell them? :D

Lucky that you always get to go on these shorts trips!