We are Robert and Nelleke van Akkeren – van der Waaij, born in 1943 and 1946 and have been enjoying our spare time and retirement for several years.
Are Dutch nationals. Robert was project leader at the Dutch state in bridge construction and Nelleke teacher in secondary education.
We have a house on " Alurepark The Thijmseberg " in Rhenen in the Netherlands.
Our hobbies are : birds, nature, culture, travel in our RV ‘Carthago”.
We are interested in everything that lives, grows and flourishes and as long as we are able to enjoy it.
Visited among others the following countries with our RV: Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxenburg, France, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Norway, Iceland, Austria, Switzerland, Greece, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, New Zealand.
In 2018 we travelled with our own RV, 5 months through your beautiful countries USA and Canada.
We have also been allowed to enjoy and with many Boondockers hosts. Still 1 time we want to ship the RV and enjoy your country and its residents. From April to mid-September 2020, we would like to make a trip from Halifax to Alaska and maybe you have a place for us on jour place.
We can share a lot, travel stories, life experiences, work experience etc.
We start our trip in April 2020 in Halifax ( Canada) and try to visit in 5 1/2 months many beautiful parks and people in the USA and Canada.
We are 4 years ago moved from a very big house and garden to a very small chalet. We live on a Park in Rhenen, the Netherlands. We are there 1 month a year. The other time we are traveling.
We camp all our entire lives and have had a number of RV's by 2 citroën, converted vans, Westfalia, Detleff, and since 6 years we drive Carthago Chic C liner. Our RV is 24.11 feet long. Our last RV is 4 years young. We have no slide outs. Original Wij camperen al ons hele leven en hebben een aantal RV’s gehad van 2 citroën , verbouwde bestelauto’s, Westfalia, Detleff, en sinds 6 jaar rijden wij Carthago Chic C liner.
Great guests. Quiet thoughtful and welcome again should you pass by.
Great surprise to be host for the first time and nice to meet our friends again. Unfortunately we don’t share the planning for next year. They will cross the ocean by camper next year again. Good plan. Understandable that we recommend hosting these guys during their journey. All the best!!
For next time we recommend to arrive a bit earlier in order to leave some time for visit to Bergerac.
Very much enjoyed meeting these interesting Dutch guests. Would be good to meet them again...
It is always a pleasure to meet people with a zest for life - and that is this couple. They are experienced travellers, and perfect guests. We hope they will visit us again on their future return visit to the island.
We had so much fun sharing stories (and wine) with this fun couple! We have made new friends and hope that one day we will meet up again. This is the best part of Boondocking, and why we love hosting. We wish them well on the rest of their journey!
Delightful company, experienced RVers with interesting stories to share, of places we too have been or want to see. We hope to see them again!
We really enjoyed Robert and Nelleke. We shared lots of stories and really enjoyed seeing their motorhome and bicycles. We took them on a bicycle trip for a day and convinced them to stick around for a family BBQ. We are hoping to visit them when we go to Germany next year.
Robert and his wife Nelleke stayed with us July 13. They were very easy guests to accommodate. They didn't need any hookups, and power wouldn't do any good as their Class B, which they shipped from Europe runs on 240 VAC. Robert offered us some tree pruning tips as they used to live on about 2 1/2 acres or around 10,000 square meters. We'd love to have them stay with us again.
I wish we could have had more time to visit! Enjoy the rest of your travels. Perhaps we'll meet again one day...
We gave a great time visiting with them. All of my friends lived meeting them!
Spent time visiting with these folks and some friends of theirs. Learned more about Europe and what the roads are like there. An evening on the back porch watching the sunset.....
I hope you are having a wonderful time. It was very nice to visit with you. Safe travels. Leslie
Robert and Nelleke were so much fun to be with. Beautiful Souls! Love their smiles and laughing nature. They have done many things in their lives. Very interesting to talk to. It would be wonderful if they came back to visit with us someday.
Lots of fun visiting with this delightful couple from the Netherlands. We learned a lot about their home country and their worldwide travels. They were fun, energetic, friendly and they are welcome back anytime! We found many hobbies and likes in common.
Do not miss an opportunity to meet this lovely, personable couple. We have fond memories of Nelleke’s easy, sweet laughter and Robert’s warm personality. They have so much enthusiasm about touring the USA...with a daunting, detailed itinerary in hand...that their travel stories will only become even more interesting. This couple loves life!
This was a very short stay but we wish they could have stayed longer. Rob and Nelleke are such happy and friendly people from The Netherlands travelling the US and Canada, it would be hard not to like them! We had such a nice time visiting with them.
We would welcome them back any time and any other Host would be lucky to have them as guests!
Safe travels Rob and Nelleke!