Netherlands Archive

Steffes shares secret annex to Anne Frank house

July 13, 2017 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – As The Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s begins to wind down, Judy spends time touring the Anne Frank house.

Eel, the other white meat: Will she or won’t she?

July 7, 2017 – Netherlands – Judy Steffes is currently in Volendam, a fishing town in northeast Holland that has streets set up “labyrinth” style. 

Cheese, Harley and Witches

July 6, 2017 – Netherlands – As Judy Steffes winds her way through the Netherlands on her bike, her list of tourist attractions is garnering quite a broad spectrum of interests. 

I get by with a little help from….an interpreter

July 3, 2017 – Delft, Netherlands, – The Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s continues in the Netherlands as Judy Steffes meets up with Polish kayakers. Judy decides to take the watery plunge with the help of an interpreter. Read more here at imthebikewriter.blogspot.com

On to Delft and original hand-painted pottery

July 2, 2017 – Delft, Netherlands – Judy Steffes biked from Monster to Delft where she witnessed the painting of original Delft pottery and more unusual pieces as well as attending a Mass in a Dutch church. Read more about today’s ride at imthebikewriter.blogspot.com

VIDEO | De Plucktuin means ‘pick your own flowers.’

July 2, 2017 – Monster, Netherlands – Judy Steffes has arrived in Monster at a “pick your own” nursery. One of the owners, Marja, explains the history of the “Passion flower” in the video below. See more photos and read more travel adventure at imthebikewriter.blogspot.com

VIDEO: Cello Busker in Den Hague

June 30, 2017 – Den Hague, Netherlands – Cycling the Netherlands to fund raise for Alzheimer’s programs at Cedar Campus in West Bend, Judy Steffes stopped at the Prison museum, or Gevangenpoort. There was a woman outside the entrance of the prison playing a cello.  Read more HERE.  

Golden earring = burial insurance

June 30, 2017 – Katwijk, Netherlands – On the road, cycling across the Netherlands on The Amazing Ride for Alzheimers, Judy Steffes shares, “Tried to get to several communities today just to get some miles under my belt. While the maps are great and very detailed, my cartography skills

What do Royal horses and Adele have in common?

June 29, 2017 – De Hague, Netherlands – Judy Steffes is currently in the Netherlands on her Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s bicycle tour. She passed by practice for De Parade, a traveling theater festival, while cycling through De Hague. She says she didn’t expect to hear a No. 1

PHOTO GALLERY: Knocking Holland windmill off bucket list

June 28, 2017 – Leiden, Holland – The De Valk, or The Falcon, is a tower mill that dates to 1743.  It is seven floors in all and used to be home to the miller’s family and even a cow or two. If you’ve ever wanted to tour a real

Sorry, Wisconsin, no cheese for YOU

June 28, 2017 – Netherlands – Due to the current inclement weather, Judy Steffes has stayed planted in Leiden. A visit with the “cheeseman” as well as a trip to the local market made for a colorful day. Read more and view today’s photos as well as the “cheeseman”

Have faith in God but lock your bike

June 27, 2017 – Judy Steffes, WCI editor, is currently on a bicycle tour in the Netherlands raising funds for Alzheimer’s programs at local Cedar Community. Today Steffes rode into Leiden and got pretty close to a number of bee hives, climbed a four-story spiral staircase and shared other

Simon, Sam and riding the bike trail – the things you can see.

June 26, 2017 – Netherlands – Judy Steffes finished off her first day cycling from the airport in Amsterdam to Lisse. Along the way she met youngsters Simon and Sam who enjoyed a little silly conversation. Roadside fields of flowers, the proverbial windmill and much more in today’s photo

Launching The Amazing Ride in Tribute to Dad Today

June 25, 2017 – Washington County – Today, the first day of The Amazing Ride For Alzheimer’s, Judy Steffes will be traveling to the Netherlands to kick off the bicycling fundraiser in tribute to her dad, Al Steffes (photo below), who has Alzheimer’s disease. As in the past, Steffes

Riding in tribute during the 2017 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s

June 19, 2017 – West Bend, WI –  Gearing up for the 2017 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s which will tour the Netherlands this year. I leave in a week and as in the past I will ride in tribute each day to someone affected by Alzheimer’s. If you would like

VIDEO | The 2017 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s is this June. Be part of the tour and donate today.

  West Bend, WI – This video was unveiled in 2016 at the Great Minds Gala in Washington D.C.   As a collector of local news stories and on the cutting edge of what’s happening I had no idea this was being filmed in my own backyard. The award

VIDEO | The 2017 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s is this June. Be part of the tour and donate today.

  West Bend, WI – This video was unveiled in 2016 at the Great Minds Gala in Washington D.C.   As a collector of local news stories and on the cutting edge of what’s happening I had no idea this was being filmed in my own backyard. The award

Riding in tribute during the 2017 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s

May 1, 2017 – West Bend, WI –  Gearing up for the 2017 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s which will tour the Netherlands this year. I leave the end of June and as I’ve done in the past I will ride in tribute each day to someone affected by Alzheimer’s. If

Riding in tribute during the 2017 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s

April 18, 2017 – West Bend, WI –  Gearing up for the 2017 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s which will tour in the Netherlands this year. The tour leaves the end of June and as I’ve done in the past I will ride in tribute each day to someone affected by

Gearing up for the 2017 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s. Click HERE to find out how to participate!

March 30, 2017 – West Bend, WI – The 2017 Amazing Ride for Alzheimer’s is in full swing. Fundraising has begun and I’m laying out this year’s tour jersey in short order. This year the destination will be pedaling the Netherlands for three weeks. I’m currently on a rather
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