Loeverstein Castle

Loeverstein Castle is part of a network of protection that extended down the Rivers Meuse and Waal for centuries. Originally built as a private home using stolen river taxes, the castle was quickly commandeered by the government of the day while the owner was away. The waterways that surround the castle are more than a mere…

Noord Brabant

While en route to Lovverstein Castle we take a scenic drive along the Rivers Meuse and Waal and the farmlands of Noord Brabant. My uncle drives us. He knows every tiny byway in the area and we get to enjoy some gorgeous riverscapes that we would have missed on the highway. We pass my Oma’s…

Hilvarenbeek

We’ve just landed at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam and I walk immediately to the incorrect side of our rental car. There’s nothing suave about that first dorky moment when you can’t work out how to change gear with the wrong hand, flick on the windscreen wipers instead of the indicators nor look the wrong way at…