Being koselig in Holland

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Today, we woke up to below zero degree, frost on the ground, fog hanging overhead and frozen canals.  It’s now officially winter in Groningen.

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border of autumn (on the left) and winter (frozen canal on the right)
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frost on the last leaves still clinging to the branches
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winter is here
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frozen canal near Hoornsemeer

It was freezing.  We went for a walk along the canals in Hoornsemeer, some people went cycling and a bird was trying to cross the road.  Poor bird.

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cycling in Hoornsemeer
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bird beside the traffic light

Times like this, there’s only one place to go – the Scandinavisch dorp.    It is located in Oude Badweg 1 near the Hoornsemeer lake.  The Scandinavians have perfected the art of being ‘koselig’ (cosy/nice/warm).  And cold winter days such as today are but ordinary to them.  There is a Norwegian cabin-restaurant and a troll greeted us at the entrance.   The place reminds us so much of everything Norsk and all we needed was a fireplace to warm our hands and a cup of coffee to warm our hearts:)  Looking forward to ‘koselig’ winter days ahead.

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the Scandinavisch dorp
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troll waiting at the entrance
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hersft (pumpkin) and kerst (santa)
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roaring fire
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cookie and latte

 

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