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Most of the times Friday is my day off and when the weather is ok I visit interesting Dutch cities. Last Friday I went to Kampen, located on a peninsula near the river IJssel and lake IJsselmeer. Kampen is an excellent example of a small Dutch city with a nice historic (medieval) city centre. The inhabitants of Kampen are rightly proud of their city. They were also very friendly, like they stopped their car and waited patiently when I stood on the middle of the road to shoot a photograph. Try that in Amsterdam ... Kampen has put a lot of effort in restoring old buildings and wall paintings making for great photo opportunities!
 
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That's such a good idea, Luc (visiting other nearby cities and towns). I think I should start doing something similar, except that the distances here are a tad more challenging if you want to get to more interesting places. And Walter is not the lightest fuel burner I have owned! 

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That's true Dallas, I live in the geographic centre of Holland so all places can be reached within three hours. Aren't there any interesting places nearby in Durban? 

 

Some  more images from Kampen. It once again struck me how well maintained and/or restored the historic centres of Dutch cities are. 

 

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10 hours ago, Luc de Schepper said:

That's true Dallas, I live in the geographic centre of Holland so all places can be reached within three hours. Aren't there any interesting places nearby in Durban? 

 

I'm a little too jaded from living a lifetime here to see things nearby with new eyes, but there are plenty of interesting things for visitors to see. :) 

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