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Travel Blogs from Haarlem
After Delft and a quick trip to Rotterdam, we decided to go to Haarlem. A city that isn't that far from Amsterdam, but not very crowded with tourists, not yet.
This city is a nice place for an afternoon walk. If you have some extra time and you're tired of being in the busiest Amsterdam, then a trip to there is an option to consider.
In Haarlem you don't see and feel the smoke of the weed and people seem not ...
... where my uncle had lived, only a few streets away. The girl in the
bar told me that she knows my other cousin also and where she lived, she was
now 75 years old and sometime came around for a coffee. For an hour I tried to
locate her without success. I knew she was a widow and probably still carries
her husband’s name, as her maiden name
did not make sense to anyone I asked in the street .
better luck next time
... br> We then took a bus to the town of Haarlem so Dawn could show me the town she worked and lived in when she lived in the Netherlands. We walked the streets and she showed me the Menonnite church in the Netherlands and some historic areas. We went by the Corrie ten Boom House which is a Jewelry store but above the store is where hundreds of Jews were hid from being persecuted during WWII. We hope to tour it before we ...
... the large vacation buses don’t hinder our enjoyment. It’s magical. Equally magical is our bike ride back to the barge through sun-filled fields full of blooming tulips. This is a 15 mile easy pedal with a delightful breeze and warm sun and we end our day in the scenic city of Leiden complete with another after dinner walking tour provided by our bike guide.
Our third day of biking proves to be a bit more challenging, but we are grateful that there is no ...
On the 1.5 hour KLM/Royal Dutch flight to Amsterdam we discovered the delights of the Dutch Caramel Waffle... Marvellous. Boarding at Manchester was hitch free and a breeze as we elected to bring carry-on luggage only so we weren't chasing luggage and checking and rechecking on the various flights. Amsterdam Schipol (think that's how it was spelt anyway!) Airport is massive... I reckon at least an hour's walk to the connecting flight's gate!... It felt ...