Nature always finds a way to make me feel better. We live closely to the Veluwe, a beautiful piece of nature that can be found in the Netherlands. There’s a lush forest, some lakes and according to wikipedia, europe’s largest sand drifts. It offers some peace and quiet. The first time we went there, I was feeling down. I didn’t want to do anything. Boyfriend suggested we go to the Veluwe and bring our instruments. We had a lovely time, me playing the ukulele and him playing his ocarina. Such an amazing place to relax and not think about anything. Now, the Veluwe feels like my go to place whenever things get rough.
A couple of weeks ago, I had a little accident. I fell of my bicycle and I sprained my wrist. I felt miserable for the following days. I couldn’t do anything else besides lying on the coach all day and watch Netflix. Anway, when I was feeling a little bit better, we decided to visit the Veluwe again. It was the perfect time for a visit, because the heath was in full bloom. Lush fields of purple were to be seen everywhere and it was really pretty! The perfect way to cheer me up.
It was more crowded than the last time we were here so we decided to take another route than most people, and walked straight through the forest. It was so quiet and there were birds singing everywhere and little beetles crawling on the ground.
The purple surprise waited for us when we came out of the forest onto the fields. From mid august to mid september the heath fields are in bloom, which really is something. If you ever want to visit the Veluwe (and you want to, trust me), than this is the perfect time to go.
We decided to just walk around a bit and taking in this beautiful nature. We also didn’t want to be out here for too long, because I still needed some rest.
We saw some sheep and horses on our way back, and a little cat that ran into the grass before I could take a picture of him. We also found these cute little statues, made out of wood.
Time for lunch! We had parked our car at Restaurant Houtplaats, which is where we went last time. The food is good and we were quite hungry so we decided to go for a little snack. We shared a platter of Nachos and of course, as usual, some bitterballen. Because, though I am very bad at cycling, I am still Dutch and bitterballen are just delicous.