On our second day in Delft we decided make a side trip to see some more of Holland.
We stopped in Gouda but we could only find was one hour parking which resulted in a very quick tour of the town – basically we only saw De Waag, the official weighing house for the famous Gouda cheese and then we had to go.
From Gouda we headed to Noordwijk on the Dutch Coast where there was actual parking(!) so we were able to spend some time exploring.
Part of Noordwijk is a nature reserve with sand dunes. Dunes fence in Holland.Being Holland there was of course a scenic bicycle shot.Kids running along the beach.
This was one of the few days on this trip where we actually had good weather. But very few people were out, and the beach chairs remained stacked by the empty change rooms and cafe. Windsurfers on the coast of Holland.Sculpture of a mermaid welcomes us to the coast. We even had time to stop for a beer.
There was a show of photos on a plaza at the edge of the beach. The photos were high-contrast and the colours predominately shades of blues and yellows. We had seen a similar exhibition at the beach town of Knokke-Heist in Belgium. The Belgian exhibit was scattered all around the town and Nature Reserve, and featured an international group of photographers.
From here we headed back to rainy Belgium….