Drenthe, in the north-east Netherlands, is the least populated province of one of the most densely populated countries of the world.
Drenthe people don't all drive Citroen 'ugly ducklings', but a few of them do.
Not all Drenthe farmers wear clogs and take the sheep out for walks, but some do.
Drenthe's roads are quiet, which leaves them free for thousands of septuagenarian cyclists, riding in pairs on matching his and hers touring bikes.
The place is full of colourful local characters.
This is the Emmer-Compascuum Woonboot (houseboat) Museum. It looks smart and modern on the outside, but...
...inside it's a step back in time. We love eccentric, private collections like this.
...and Drenthe hairdressers generally aren't as stiff as this gentleman.
The food in Drenthe tastes better than it looks - fortunately!
The art of thatching a barn still survives in Drenthe
And the scenery around it is hard to beat.
They've got everything that opens and shuts here, though it does it slowly.
It's the perfect place for a gentle Spring bike ride!