Middelburg History

First a little history of our small city. Middelburg is also called ‘small Amsterdam’ because of its resemblance. It has city rights over 800 years (1217 AD) now and was originated in 844 by the construction of the Catholic Monastery, which was later taken over by the Reformed Church. Even then Middelburg was a centre…

Middelburg Winterfestival

Since we are discussing Winter fairs, in December our hometown Middelburg turns into Middelburg Wintercity. The city will be transformed by decorating the shopping streets and the market square with lights, Christmas trees and all kinds of activities. There will be an Ice skating arena at the Market square: Are you familiar with ice-skating or is…

Chrismas fairs

December is all about winding down, putting up lights and of course Christmas. Therefore we love to visit a Christmas fair this time of the year. There are lots of fairs all over Europe, but there is a little difference between the different countries. We love to visit Belgium Christmas fairs. First of all, because…

Travel tips

We will try to give you, from time to time, some of our travel tips that we gathered through the years to make your life easier, we hope. Our tips for this time concern the booking of your trip. So, you have a particular place in mind that you really would like to travel to….

Symi island & Panoramitis Monastery

Symi & Panoramitis Monastery During our stay on Rhodes, we decided to take a boat trip to the small island of Symi. With its picturesque port and colorful buildings, Symi island is a true pearl in the Aegean sea. It’s located northwest of Rhodes and close to Turkey. In the port of the town of…

The island Rhodos

There are lots of interesting other places to visit when you are in Rhodes than the ones we mentioned before. The beaches of Rhodes: We are not an expert on lying on the beach for a day, but there are wonderful beaches all over the island. Keep in mind that if you visit Rhodes in…

Lindos

Lindos, the white village of Rhodes, is located 55 km south of Rhodes city. It is built alongside a hill with at the top the Acropolis of Lindos. The streets of Lindos are very narrow and the picturesque white houses are now full of small shops, bars or restaurants. The streets are paved with pebbles…

Food and drinks

Food and drinks in the old town of Rhodes The Greek are late diners. Dinner starts at eight ‘O clock in the evening and the restaurants will stay open until late in the evening. You can sit down at a table for dinner at 11 ‘O clock in the evening and still be in a full…

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes

Archaeological Museum of Rhodes The Archaeological Museum of Rhodes is located in the buildings of the knights, next to the street of the Knights in Rhodes city. The entrance to the museum is at the bottom of this street. The building was constructed by Grand Master Jean in 1440 and used as a hospital for the Knights…

Colossus of Rhodes

Colossus of Rhodes In the ancient days, for the ships that visited the island of Rhodes, it must have been a spectacular sight. The Colossus of Rhodes would have stood over the entrance to the harbor, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The Colossus of Rhodes was a statue of the Greek…