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Every weekend we gather cool international expats living in Randstad and head off on a short exciting trip to experience the joys of the local landscape whilst meeting other professionals and likeminded people. Our travel mates are typically from the tech and creative industries, as well as the startup world, including founders and VCs. A lot of cool companies moved to Randstad in 2022, so we regularly welcome guys from newly flourishing international businesses. If you love the sea, you'll particularly appreciate this trip. We will leave in the morning and return in the evening, but it will seem to you that we spent a whole week together! Zeeland is a southern province of the Netherlands bordering Belgium. In fact, these are several islands in the North Sea, connected by bridges and dams. The province is located far from major cities, so it is so quiet and calm here. The cities are even more elegant than in the north, and in Holland there are many stereotypical features of Dutch culture including windmills bridges and dykes. Nature here is really something. We will enjoy it to the fullest. We will see with our own eyes the legendary Delta project - a series of dams that save the Netherlands from floods, and if we are lucky, we will also catch a glimpse of the fur seals, who often flock to the Zeeland coast. The trip will be beautiful and romantic regardless of the weather. Departure from your home or hotel anywhere in Holland. In Localie we go on trips in small groups - to maintain a special friendly and trusting atmosphere 😉 Most often, we take a spacious minivan - there are 9 seats plus me. This format is the most comfortable and interesting. But if the group is smaller and even cosier, then we will take an electric car out there.
In the morning I will wake up bright and early and whip round the Randstad and pick you all up from your front door ❤️ Depending on your particular address, I'll aim to pick you up around 9am. However the closer you are to our destination point, then the later I will head to your house. The exact time will be fixed when the whole group has been formed. A typical order is as follows. First I'll head to Amsterdam, then Haarlem, Leiden, and The Hague. If you live in Utrecht or Rotterdam, I'd kindly ask you to arrive to one of the destinations on our way.
Do not eat breakfast before traveling. As before leaving Holland, we will stop by a restaurant in the courtyard of one of the oldest castles in the country. It was first mentioned back in 1226! Throughout history, the castle has never been sold and been passed from generation to generation. We'll get to know each other better over breakfast and share our individual stories ❤️ After breakfast, we will walk around the property and look at the sophisticated castle built right in the middle of the pond. We'll try and find some tame peacocks as the family of birds move freely around the estate.
Many consider the Netherlands to be a middle-class country. This is true, but getting rich here isn't outlawed. We even have our own Beverly Hills with luxurious mansions and collectible cars in the parking lot. Nearby is the palace where the royal family lives. We will pass through the most interesting streets of Wassenaar, visit the grounds of two castles here and be dazzled but the wealth of old and new
After a one-hour drive, we will finally end up on the very border of two Dutch provinces: South Holland and Zeeland. The first acquaintance with Zealand will be truly epic: a huge levee, which gives mind more to a desert than a levee, with sand from the coast, blown by the wind directly onto the roadway. A house on wooden stilts struts out of the water - just like in "Nights in Rodanthe" and buggies criss-cross along the beach - a very peculiar and special sport that is typical for this part of the North Sea coast. We will make a short stop to breathe in the salty air and walk through the incredible scenery.
Just 20 minutes from the Zeelandian border is a small family winery "De Kleine Schorre". In total, about 50 thousand bottles of white wine are produced here annually. The local wine is especially tasty, fruity and aromatic due to the fact that historically the soil at this winery was at the bottom of the ocean - it was drained only a few centuries ago. As a result, the soil is saturated with minerals, thanks to which the grapes are especially suitable for winemaking. Although the winery is quite small and has retained the charm of locality and family, there is a cosy restaurant where we will arrange a tasting of all sorts of wines with you. I am always pleasantly surprised by the quality of the wine here - one of the most beloved varieties of European white wine 'Auxerois' is produced here. And the products of local winemakers have received a number of awards. KLM chose this Zeelandic winery as the exclusive supplier for wine on board its aircraft. Definitely a must to visit! 🍷
40 minutes after the end of our tour of the winery, we will arrive at another special place, this time on the neighbouring island - the oyster village of Yerseke. It is called oyster because even 150 years ago, local residents here massively engaged in the production of oysters. In the centre of the village, on the very shore of the salty bay, there is a large pool, in which dozens of houses - oyster farms - stand on stilts. Most of them have restaurants. We will stop by one of the best restaurants in terms of value for money to sample the local Zeeland oysters. By the way, they turn out to be incredibly tasty - after all, the Zeelandian climate is especially suitable for these shellfish 😍
Less than 30 minutes from the oyster farm is the capital of Zealand is the city of Middleburg. Middleburg is the smallest provincial capital in the Netherlands with just under 50,000 people. Despite its size, Middleburg is a true hidden gem. The city looks richer and more well-groomed than many other Dutch cities. It appears as aristocratic, fit, smart - like from the picture. But the highlight of Middleburg, from my point of view, is its preserved old medieval quarters with narrow cobblestone streets, where you feel like you are in the middle of a medieval fairy-tale!
Travel time to Rotterdam is only an hour and a half. Amsterdam is two and a half. We will try to get home before 10 pm. On the way back, we exchange impressions and post tons of photos and videos from the trip on social networks. By the way, if you make a comment or a post, tell us about your impressions on Instagram and tag our @localie.co account - we will send you a promo code with a discount for your next trip 😉 See you next time!
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19 June 2023
5 June 2023
Nick is just a perfect localie! ♥️ Thanks for that day and experience!
28 May 2023
Everything was great, I would have another one trip and I already have recommended this localie to friends
13 March 2023
It was an amazing trip! We not only found out beautiful places with marvelous stories, but also got new acquaintances. Thanks a lot, Nick!
16 August 2021
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I’m truly a world citizen and it’s hard to explain my origin. Being born in Ukraine, raised there, I moved to Russia when I was 13, with my parents relocation. I never felt at home in Russia. However I found some good friends, and tons of inspiration there. With my constant dream to leave Russia, I found myself becoming a world citizen. When I was 20, I went for 4 months to USA on the internship program. There I lived at OBX in North Carolina. High five if you know what I’m talking about 😉 A...
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