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Hans and I have visited BRIELLE on a number of occasions, the latest being September of 2003. Hans' sister and her husband call Brielle their home. It is a small, charming town especially the canals and quaint little shops and distinctive buildings.

July -- 2005. We stayed in Brielle for a week this time. Family from South Africa were staying in town and we wanted to see them as much as possible. We did things with them just about every day, including touring the area of Brielle, such as Rockanje, Oostvoorne, bicycling to Tinte and Zwaartewaal.


The area in and around the town of BRIELLE is peaceful and serene and everywhere are signs of its historic past, including cannons, bastions, the old wall. Here, you can see the Windmill and its reflection in the water.


A short walk brings you to the Brielle HARBOUR At the time we were there, boats of all shapes and sizes were pouring into Brielle for the Blues Festival. It really was a party atmosphere, with many boats decorated with colorful flags and some even double-parked with their friends. In the morning as you walked by, you could even smell the fresh coffee brewing.

  • Last visit to Brielle: Jul 2005
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  • aussirose's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Oh I miss some of these quaint towns in Europe. What a gem of a place this is with it's lovely boats, quaint streets and nice bike paths. Lovely cycling travelogue Lori :o) xx

    • LoriPori's Profile Photo
      Jun 27, 2015 at 4:08 AM

      Thanks for stopping by Ann. Brielle is a special place, not only because Hans' sister lives here, but the town has so much to offer. By the way that bicycle ride was so much fun.

  • xaver's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2014 at 10:15 PM

    Nice page, the idea of a house in a boat is fascinating.

    • LoriPori's Profile Photo
      Nov 29, 2014 at 2:46 AM

      Thanks for stopping by and for your generous ratings. Brielle is a lovely town. My husband's sister lives here and we visit whenever we are in Holland.

  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Nov 17, 2012 at 6:45 AM

    i love the replica ships. was there a tour of it, even go out and sail with it? This looks like a nice peaceful place:)

    • LoriPori's Profile Photo
      Nov 17, 2012 at 3:28 PM

      Brielle is a lovely town. Hans' sister lives here and I always enjoy visiting.

  • jumpingnorman's Profile Photo
    Sep 23, 2009 at 9:44 AM

    LOL...I don;t think I can eat that herring like Hansi! Wow...and that statue of Queen Wilhemina looks so good. ( I would jump beside it, hehehehe)...and that's so nice of ATLC to prepare dinner (that's a 5-star rating!)

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2009 at 10:43 AM

    Lovely page on a lovely town. Cruising the canals near Brielle must have been great fun. I wouldn't mind even living on a boat. I wonder what Queen Wilhelmina is pointing at?

  • hopang's Profile Photo
    May 21, 2009 at 2:34 AM

    Excellent Brielle page complete with superb photographs! Canal cruise certainly sounds great! Canal-Lift Bridge and Prince Admirael certainly look amazing to us. Thanks for sharing them. ~ho & pang

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2007 at 7:53 AM

    Charming little town I never heard about! Beautiful canals and lift-bridges. Prince Admirael looks like it has just arrived out of centures... Thanks Lori for the virtual tour!

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Jun 24, 2007 at 12:48 PM

    Nice to be connected to people who own a cruise boat Lori! The canals look wonderful here :) so relaxing!

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Feb 13, 2007 at 6:44 AM

    Love those canal boats. Love 'bami' too--Holland America Line serves it every cruise on their "Dutch" nights in the dining room! Nice page.

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2006 at 3:15 PM

    Seeing the sights from a private boat sure looks like the way to go. And having dinner at a VT friend's house is pretty good too.


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