As I've said before, one of the most difficult facts about living in Frankfurt is the lack of a big clean beautiful body of water specifically Lake Michigan. So last week we found ourselves two weeks deprived of the lake, checking the weekend weather forecast and booking a hotel near the North Sea.
Finally we narrowed it down to Belgium or The Netherlands, but the reviews of places in the Netherlands won our interest. We finally decided on Vlissingen, Zeeland very near Belgium and not too long of a drive....4 1/2 hours for two nights and one full day by the water - some might think we are crazy, but the added feel of a time crunch to see as much as possible in Europe trumps staying home regardless of the weather.
There is something magical about being by water. Fresh delicious fish and Belgian beer were other factors in determining our destination. The friendliness of the Dutch that we've experienced in the past is always a welcomed change. Everyone speaks English which makes a vacation that much more relaxing and after all that isn't that the point.
Hannah loved playing at the beach which provided endless entertainment if only the weather could have been a little better. The afternoon was great. Luckily, she didn't want to play in the water which seemed to have a thriving jellyfish population.
Vlissingen is lovely little seaport. The people are friendly and we found a great little hotel. We ate delicious food. Walked all over the little town and along the beach. Perfect little weekend getaway.
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