Exploring the Benelux Countries

Walking and Eating our way through Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands

Boots and Bowtie in the Coronavirus Age

After years of neglecting the site due to our busy schedules, we suddenly found ourselves with very little work but with loads of time to walk. Since we were urged not to take public transit, we decided to explore around where we live. We’ve found some lovely spots we had no idea existed. And we’re happy to share them with you – see under “Walks”.

In the Charming Old Mill Hotel No One Can Hear You Scream

photo: Karen Sandler Just in case you missed our manifesto, our name Boots and Bowtie refers to our love of scenic walks that also have some gastronomic aspect. Sometimes we find a lovely hike but are disappointed on the food end; these days are known as “all boots and no bowtie”. Occasionally it’s the other

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Après nous le déluge

We’ve both been thinking about this expression since our last walking trip in South Limburg. A few days after we got home, torrential rain brought death and destruction to parts of Limburg, Belgium and Germany. Now that the International Panel on Climate Change has released its report, it occurs to us that this sentiment may

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Splendor in the Grass

Splendor in the Grass – Koppelsteede (Please note: as of January 2021, Koppelsteede is closed to the public. Check their website if you’re planning to go.) On a previous walk this summer along the old Roman border, while about to cross the freeway on our way to get gin, we found ourselves walking past what

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B&B Manifesto

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