Wandeling langs de Vliet / A Walk along the Vliet

Green summer

Bij Tuk is het elk jaar een mooie zomer. Want het kwam deze zomer soms met bakken uit de lucht, gevolgd door heet & klam

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Howdy, foxy!

Animals migrating into town: last year two Dutch/Swiss theater makers stayed at us, performing their play 'Jungle the Future' in a local theater. A shark and a zebra ended up in town and then...-yeah, then what? Who needs to adapt?

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A Beasty B&B

The protagonist at Tuk aan de Vliet is - of course - our red cat Tuk: six pounds of feline testosteron, the fright of the yard. But there are more. Peer & Joost, our princess-like pigs, for example. Although they lie in their bed most of the day

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Gouda at Great Heights

In 2022 Gouda celebrated its 750th birthday. A visit to this ancient town of cheese, stroopwafels and the 13th century St. John is worth your while in any year.

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Splendid morning run

Look, just another Sunday morning in January 2022: Katwijk beach is beautiful in every season. Walking, running, horseback riding – it's all possible.

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Het terras van Brasserie Cronesteyn

Fine dining at crouching distance

Brasserie Cronesteyn offers a nice mix of good, fairly traditional food (calf liver, sate, great fish) and vegetarian options. We love going there ourselves. Bonus plus: it's only 200 meters away from the farm :)

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In the footsteps of Prince Frederik

Nearby villages Voorschoten and Wassenaar boast the estates of Prince Frederik, a brother of King William III. Download the free scavenger hunt and have a fun day in these pretty surroundings!

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You're close to The Hague

Spot politicians in the wild, admire the art at the Gemeentemuseum or Mauritshuis, find yourself flabbergasted with the art of Escher or visit the international Court of Justice. The Hague has it all.

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ijsboerderij, weipoort, groene hart, fietsen

Discover the Green Heart of Holland

The landscape around us is fully man-made. Centuries ago, the Dutch started draining the swamps and turning them into kilometers of green pasture dotted by black & white cows, cheese factories and ancient farmhouses.

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Het schitterende duin van Katwijk met de zee en de Andreaskerk op de achtergrond.

Katwijk by the Sea

No wonder painters, sculptors and other artists keep on coming back to picture this little quirky fishermans town: Katwijk aan Zee is where time stood still.

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Rembrandt in het Rijksmuseum

Day trip to Amsterdam

Leiden is the perfect homebase for a daytrip (or two) to Amsterdam. Trains go several times an hour and by car it’ll only take you -depending on traffic - 30 minutes to get there.

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Schiphol Amsterdam Airport

Handy Mandy: Tuk aan de Vliet is only a 20 minute drive away from Schiphol Airport. The meadow behind our house stretches out to the A4, more or less connecting us directly.

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