Cycled to just outside Venlo, via Eindhoven and Helmond, today. This was about 70km.
I was curious to see Evoluon in Eindhoven; I’d been there as a child, but it was derelict at the time. Sadly I was there a bit early to see the exhibition on retro futures. It’s certainly a striking building. The area around it is totally different to how I remembered it.
Next stop was Helmond. Atlas Obscura mentioned there was a home computer museum there, which I was keen to see. I wasn’t too sure what to do with the bike, but fortunately there was an attended (and free) bike parking garage, so I left my bike and stuff there.
The town itself was very nice. It was market day and quite busy. Some interesting houses in the centre too
The computer museum itself was excellent. Rather a broader remit than the name suggests..I don’t think many people had a Next cube at home. Covered everything from the 70s to ≈mid naughties. Many of the machines were working and you were encouraged to play. Parts of it made me feel rather old.
After a few hours in the computer museum, I carried on East. It was very hot again today.
Found a delightful campsite on the Archie’s camping app just outside Venlo. It’s on a farm and very peaceful.
On to Germany tomorrow… I’m only about 4km from the border.