Best Things to See and Do in Zeil, Netherlands

Friday August 27, 2010 at 12:12 AM | 7 Comments

Brouwersdam Surfcentrum, Zeil

Things to Do in Brouwersdam Surfcentrum, Zeil

In the United States, windsurfing is a popular sport. Windsurfers are spotted everywhere, from the San Francisco Bay to Oregon’s Columbia Gorge.

On a spring visit to Zeil, Netherlands, I learned that windsurfing is a popular sport for the Dutch, as well. Check out the body slide in the YouTube video.

   

What are your favorite things to do in Zeeland – or Zealand as it is called in the United States?

Photo and YouTube video by Nancy D. Brown.  I was a guest of  the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions.

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Best Things to See and Do in Zeeland, Netherlands

Friday August 20, 2010 at 12:12 AM | 1 Comment

When in Zeeland, take a picture of a Dutch windmill

The first place I take a visitor from out of town is to Deltapark Neeltje Jans and Middelburg.

When I crave Zeeland cuisine, I turn to Braai Tapperij de Mug, Middelburg.

To escape work I go to  the beach.

For complete quiet, I can hide away at nature reserve Oranjezon in Vrouwenpolder.

If you come to Zeeland, get your picture taken at Deltapark Neeltje Jans; get a picture from the Stormvloedkering.

If you have to order one thing off the menu at Brouwersdam in Zeil, get the fish soup.

Zeeland is my one stop shop for the Hema.

When I’m feeling cash-strapped, I go to Restaurant Binnen en Buiten in Goes.

For a huge splurge, I go to de Kromme Watergang in Hoofdplaat.

Zeeland Dutch Tulips, Holland

When in Zeeland, Holland, take a picture of the Dutch tulips

Photo ops in Middelburg include Abbeyplace – Abdijplein. Nothing says Holland like tulips in the spring.

The most random thing about Zeeland is the Zeeland Nazomer Festival at the end of August.

In Zeeland an active day outdoors involves walking, sailing, body sliding and windsurfing.

My favorite walking route is the shopping route.

Zeeland’s best museum is Zeeuws Museum in Middelburg.

A restaurant on the Boulevard in Vlissingen is the spot for late night dining.

To find out what’s going on a night or on weekends, read PZC, the Provinciale Zeeuwse Courant.

In the spring you should visit the dikes with trees and blossoms at Zuid-Beveland in Zeeland.

Yerseke Oyster Fisherman

Oyster Fisherman from Yerseke, Zeeland in the Netherlands

In the summer you should go to the beach.

In the fall you should visit the woods near Oostkapelle called Park Westhove.

In the winter you should go to the woods of Westenschouwen, Schouwen Duiveland.

Just outside of Zeeland you can have lunch at the Domburg and at Apparthotel Bommelje.

The best way to see Zeeland is to walk or bike.

If you have kids, you won’t want to miss: Mini Mundi in Middelburg.

So Many Wonderful Places to Visit in Zeeland

I had no idea there were so many wonderful places to visit in Zeeland. I particularly enjoyed my visit to Zierikzee.

What are your favorite things to do in Zeeland?

Zierikzee Boat Museum, Zeeland, Netherlands, Nancy D. Brown

Visit the Zierikzee Boat Museum, Zeeland, Netherlands

Thanks to Sonja van der Voet and Visit  Zeeland Delta for assistance with this post.

Article, photos and YouTube video  by Nancy D. Brown. I was a guest of Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions.

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Things to See and Do in Copperopolis, Calaveras County, California

Friday August 13, 2010 at 12:12 AM | 1 Comment

Copperopolis Town Square Gazebo, California, Nancy D. Brown

Get Your Picture Taken by the Town Square Gazebo, Copperopolis, California

The first place I take a visitor from out of town is to The Copperopolis Town Square.

When I crave gold country cuisine, I turn to Panini’s  Italian Grille – get the Copper Classic pizza and save room for the homemade carrot cake or bread pudding.

To escape work I go golfing at Saddle Creek Resort.

For complete quiet, I can hide away at  Lake Tulloch.

If you come to Copperopolis, get your picture taken at the Town Square’s Gazebo or the Historic Plaza in Old Town Copper.

If you have to order one thing off the menu at The Copper Grille, get the fillet.

Copperopolis is my one stop shop for olive oil – the entire town square used to be olive orchards.

When I’m feeling cash-strapped, I go to Snap’s Coffee House in the Town Square – order the cinnamon roll.

For a huge splurge, I go to The Copper Grille at Saddle Creek.

Photo ops in Copperopolis include Lake Tulloch, Town Square and Historic Old Town.

The best vantage points are taken by walking to the top of Table Mountain.

Calaveras County Frog, frog jump, copperopolis, California, Nancy D. Brown

Mark Twain made Calaveras County famous with the frog jump contest

The most random thing about Copperopolis is the Frog Jump and our Annual Parade.

In Copperopolis an active day outdoors involves walking, hiking, boating, jet skiing horseback riding and golfing.

My favorite walking route is the Quail Trail at Saddle Creek.

Copperopolis best museum is The Tower Museum in Old Town.

For a night of dancing, go to Lake Tulloch Resort.

Don’t look for  late night dining in Copperopolis, things close down early.

To find out what’s going on a night or on weekends, read the Union Democrat or the Calaveras Enterprise.

In the spring you should attend the Frog Jump.

Cruisers Ice Cream, Copperopolis, Caden Bonales, Nancy D. Brown

Caden Bonales, 8, of Modesto, enjoys Cruisers Ice Cream in Copperopolis, California

In the summer you should attend the Chili Cook Off and Car Show at the Town Square.

In the fall you should visit Yosemite.

In the winter you should go to Bear Valley for Snow Skiing.

A hidden gem in Copperopolis is Copper Valley Trail Rides.

For a great breakfast treat or espresso, go to Snaps in the Town Square.

Just outside of  Copperopolis, you can visit Yosemite. Have lunch at the Ahwahnee Hotel.

The best way to see Copperoplois is to drive and park then walk or bike.

If you have kids, you won’t want to miss: Gold Panning at the Town Square, Jet Skiing on Lake Tulloch, nearby Caves and Caverns and there is always Colombia State Park.

Copperopolis Olive Oil Company, travel, nancy d. brown

Copperopolis is the place to buy olive oil – the town square used to be olive orchards

What are your favorite things to see and do in Copperopolis or anywhere in Calaveras county?

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