Drenthe and Overijssel are definitely a must if you want to go for a good walk or bike ride.
Boat cruises through the canals of Utrecht and swimming in lakes such as the 'Loosdrechtse plassen'.
You can also go shopping in the Northern Dutch cities or have a great day on the beach in South Holland.
The landscape of the Netherlands ranges from the ‘Wadden’ (islands) area and forest environments, to bustling Dutch cities and cultural delights that will keep you busy.
Enjoy a holiday bungalow in the Dutch ‘Hoge Veluwe’ or breathe the fresh sea air on the coast.
The Wadden Islands consist of Texel, Vlieland, Terschelling, Ameland and Schiermonnikoog. You will find beautiful untouched, real Dutch nature on Texel.
Moreover, on Ameland, there are many cycling opportunities.
Visit the Martini Tower or the national park Lauwersmeer in Groningen.
You can also go for a traditional hike; “Wadlopen” or get into water sports in Friesland.
In an essay not mentioned by Begley, Updike once noted that ‘the trouble with literary biographies . The tone grows increasingly niggly and nit-picking as the book goes on: Updike’s final four novels, which, if not his best, are still full of amazing things, are all done and dusted in a single, grudging, sentence.
Rent a holiday home in for a fun weekend getaway, or if you are Dutch, for a nearby and inexpensive holiday.
His father was faultlessly attentive and happy to see him – ‘he wasn’t remotely grumpy about being disturbed’ – but a second after he left ‘the clatter of the typewriter had resumed, rapid fire, unbroken’. the perpetual present tense of living.’ Updike wrote so much about himself, either straightforwardly in essays, autobiography or verse, or more opaquely, in fiction, that the only real task left for Begley is the very modest and unnecessary one of listing the minimal corruptions and disappointments.