our little village

Today I would like to show you more of the village that we recently moved to. The village is very small with only 70 houses and 300 people. There are no shops or restaurants but Amsterdam is just 15 minutes away.

These photos were taken last week when there was still ice. It was the first time in 12 years that we were able to skate on the lakes.

It is estimated that one million people were ice-skating last week (there are 16 million people living in The Netherlands).

This is the view from our back-yard (and from our living room).

(images taken by me)

15 Responses to our little village

  1. You are lucky to live in a lovely place and the pics you take are beautiful.
    BTW the number of skating people in your country is really impressive. You got me thinking of getting a pair of skates for myself lol:)

  2. a beautiful place; and very aesthetic photographs.

  3. These photos are so, so beautiful.
    How I would like to have such a view from my living … this is Heaven ! πŸ™‚
    You are lucky in living in a place like this and so near from Amsterdam. Wish you the best in your new home.

  4. i love these photos. i moved to holland in september- i had never walked on the ice before, i was a bit scared at first, but it was magical.

  5. lovely village you live in. it looks so peaceful and quiet.

  6. You truly chose the best of both worlds. Living amongst peace and serenity and a mere stone’s throw from the the big city hustle and bustle.

  7. Beautiful and serene! It reminds me strongly of a village I visited the brief period I was working in Amsterdam. Maybe its the same one! πŸ™‚

  8. Hi,
    this landscape is so peaceful.
    And no. 3 pic reminds me of one of these old Dutch paintings.
    Wishing a good start for the week!

  9. looks like a perfect day to get outside!

  10. Great post .
    I loved to see where you have moved, it seems a terrific and quiet place .

  11. Simply lovely! Hooray for the country. Thanks for the post…

  12. Your country is so beautiful! We fell in love with it when we visited last year. I love the USA but would not be opposed to living in the Netherlands for awhile. It’s such a welcoming place to be.

  13. so pretty! you are lucky to live somewhere so nice πŸ™‚

  14. Peggy from Hong Kong

    such a beautiful place!!! i hope i could visit there soon!

  15. Hello,
    May I ask what is the name of the village?
    I’ll be grateful if you could respond.

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