I went to the Netherlands on Easter break for three days. Our intention was to visit Amsterdam, but (luckily, in retrospect) we didn’t find any places to stay in Amsterdam as everything was fully booked that weekend. We therefore booked to stay in a village called Bergen about 1 hour away from Amsterdam.
One word to define the village: cute. So, so cute. I loved it the moment we arrived and it was at night! My travel companions, my boyfriend Stanislaw and flatmate Justyna, shared the same feeling. Next day we rented bikes (of course we had to, it’s the Netherlands!) and went around the town.
Cute bike trails on a sunny, lazy day led us to beautiful places. Like the beautiful beach by North Sea.
We passed canals lazily flowing through the village, wide green fields and gorgeous well-kept houses and gardens.
We greatly enjoyed our bike ride on that sunny day to a nearby town called Alkmaar, which was equally cute. I really cannot find the substitute for the word cute here. Everything was too cute, for the lack of other words!
We went through its cobblestone streets, bridges and enjoyed beers and fries at the town.
The town very much reminded me of Bruges in Belgium where I had been the previous summer.
We biked our way back to Bergen with smiling faces and went on a evening walking tour of the little village.
The village gave me very cozy vibes. If there is one thing I learned from my short stay at the Dutch village, it is that the Dutch are very good at creating and maintaining cute things: like their houses and well-kept, beautiful gardens.
Those two nights in Bergen were pleasant and I preferred it about a thousand and two times more than busy Amsterdam.