If it will get as hot as last year, then what could be better than plunging yourself into cold water? If you cross the bridge from the Kanaleneiland district and bike towards De Meern, you’ll come to the grassy meadows of Strijkviertel. The view isn’t up to much (it’s an industrial estate), but it’s a great place for an afternoon of swimming, sunbathing, walking, cycling or fishing.

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