This site is a documentation of our motorhome travelling in Europe. Below you'll find the links to five diaries of motorhome trips: in the spring of 2010 to Portugal, 2011 to Sicily, 2012 to Sardinia, in the autumn of 2012 we returned to Portugal and in October 2013 we became winterbirds in Greece.
Just click on the flag to follow each story!
The picture above, the old harbour front of Amsterdam, symbolizes the name of our domain Amstel.se. For about 800 years ago there was built a dam at the end of the river Amstel. Since then, around this dam, the city of Amsterdam developed. We have obvious great emotional connections to this river and the city. Actually the domain started when we named our last sailing yacht "Amstel".
Most people associate the name Amstel to the completely different, but not insignificant fact, that there has been brewed a good tasting beer called Amstel at the banks of this river since 1870. Actually, outside of Holland, the beer is more well known than the river. Although we would wish, we thus have absolutely no economical interest in the brewery of the same name other than that we prefer drinking it a lot.
The picture at the bottom of this page may symbolize our longing, in winter, to the beaches around the Mediterranean. While in summer there is no better place to be and sail, than the swedish Bohuslšn archipelago where we live. A topic that we might tell more about in the future.
Updated 01-07-2014, JvH