★ On the road with Tamina Kallert

Holiday in North Holland - On the road with Tamina Kallert

Kilometres of dunes, canals, windmills and picturesque villages - there are many reasons why Germans spend their holidays in North Holland. Tamina Kallert goes in search of traces of the "Holland feeling" + asks the locals: Why do our neighbours allow a free view into their living rooms and don't wear bicycle helmets? She learns how to make Gouda and experiences a vegetable auction in the "realm of the 1,000 islands" just like in the old days. She climbs the lighthouse in Egmond and looks at the coastal region from high above, climbs the dune glacier in Schoorl + explores the sea and its inhabitants with the help of a trawl net. Together with her WDR colleague Simone Sombecki, Tamina Kallert cycles through the UNESCO World Heritage Site Beemster Polder, a fertile, strictly geometrical landscape that was still a lake in the 17th century + was drained with the help of 43 windmills.

Broadcasting on 31st of May 2020 at 08.15pm + 07th of June 2020 at 04.50am on WDR/ARD

Music: POPVIRUS Library