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VBT Traveler Shirley D. Visits Ancestral Home in the Netherlands

June 10th, 2017

Located about 30 minutes north of the town of Harlingen is the small farming community of Sint Annaparociie. Perhaps best known as where Rembrandt got married in 1634, the village is the capital of the Het Bildt municipality and is a primarily farming and fishing community. It also happens to be the ancestral home of... Read more »

Learn about Frisian Cuisine on the islands of Texel of Terschelling

April 29th, 2017

The Wadden Islands are an archipelago that forms much of the European barrier to the North Sea.  The westernmost group—called the West Frisian Islands— belongs to the Netherlands feature vast sandy beaches, miles of car-free bike paths, unique seafaring traditions and amazing local cuisine. Thanks to fresh seafood, foraging expertise and an unlikely scenario that... Read more »

5 Comparable VBT Tours in Different Countries

February 16th, 2017

Looking for VBT Walking Vacations? All VBT Walking Vacations have moved to our sister company, Country Walkers. The same tours you know and love, plus exciting new itineraries, are available to book through their website. If you’re thinking about where to take your next vacation, the breadth of our line of active tours may prove... Read more »

Top Moments of Cultural Discovery on VBT’s New for 2016 Active Tours

September 11th, 2015

The best way to become immersed in the local culture of any destination is by learning about the native history, traditions, and cuisine first-hand. This is why we tie in engaging group activities—off our bikes—into our daily itineraries on our active tours so our guests can feel like travelers, and not tourists. We’ve already announced... Read more »

Biking Friesland — Holland’s Most Unique Province

August 21st, 2015

The province of Friesland in northern Holland is unique for both its cultural and geographic characteristics. Bound by the Wadden and North Seas, Freisland consists of a large area of mainland Holland, as well as an archipelago including pastoral islands like Vlieland and Terschelling. Once part of ancient Frisia, the province still maintains much of... Read more »

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