Travel journal of Irèn Nooren

Now and then I like to escape everyday life for a while and travel to new destinations, historic towns or any place that stir my imagination and curiosity.

purple thistle flower close-up

travelling // Capturing flowers in The Miracle Garden, Amsterdam

I prefer to avoid Amsterdam. It is way too crowded and too touristy. However after seeing the Instagram posts of The Miracle Garden I changed my mind.

plate, saucer and cup with roses

travelling // High tea at ‘t Buiten Huys near Breda

Hidden in the woods of Rijsbergen – a five minute drive from Breda – you find ‘t Buiten Huys, an ideal place for a leisurely high tea or a luxurious lunch.

Lunchroom Number Ten

travelling // Coffee & cakes at Number Ten in Curaçao

Next to Landhuis Bloemhof you find Number Ten (Santa Rosaweg 10). A great place for freshly brewed drinks and delicious home-made buns, cakes and pastries.

Gasthuiskerk church

travelling // Zierikzee, a small harbour town in Zeeland

With its many impressive historic buildings, Zierikzee is in the top 10 of monumental towns of the Netherlands. A perfect town for a stroll through history.

dramatic sky above dunes

travelling // Feel the ferocious waves of the North Sea

How I love to watch and listen to the waves of the North Sea when visiting the extensive beach at Vrouwenpolder in Zeeland during a spell of bad weather.

coffee and cake

travelling // Ticho Chocolaterie in Yerseke, Zeeland

Are you planning to visit Zeeland? Be sure to include Ticho Chocolaterie. A must-stop boutique for chocolate treats and the best place for coffee and cakes.