A day in Borkum
  We took a ferry ride to Borkum, a small German resort island not too far from Groningen with some friends. The beach is the main attraction, the other is the old steam train that they have running between the coast and the ferry terminal.

And almost every other weekend was spent on the NS train to Groningen, the most enjoyable part for Ali was the train ride. Weeks on end being cooped up in Rolde can be trying for the children some times.