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The Netherlands

Home of the famous Walk of the World; the Vierdaagse of Nijmegen. And sometimes unusual weather patterns.

Kruiend ijs – Drifting ice in The Netherlands

Kruiend ijs – Drifting ice in The Netherlands

The rare natural phenomenon of ‘kruiend ijs’ in The Netherlands. Drifting sheets of ice, causing unusual scenes as they piled up around the shores of the inland sea IJsselmeer. A sight that is usually confined to (sub) Arctic environments much further north.

Flower Art – Nijmegen Gladiolas

Flower Art – Nijmegen Gladiolas

The Art of Nature – Flower Art. Nijmegen Gladiolas, the reward that is bestowed upon those who succesfully finish the Vierdaagse of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

The Vierdaagse of Nijmegen – Four days of long-distance trials & tribulations

The Vierdaagse of Nijmegen – Four days of long-distance trials & tribulations

The epic trial & tribulation that is the Vierdaagse of Nijmegen. Four days of walking 40 kilometers per day. Why do people even want to do this? It’s hard to explain if you haven’t experienced it. As you crawl along the Via Gladiola final stretch on the last day, the euphoria that comes over you causes a natural high that may well turn into a recurring virus. You get itchy feet, and you’ll want to do it again. The Vierdaagse virus is real.

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