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The next morning, Martin and I met the new flat mate that had moved into the flat. Nick from San Diego was going to be staying with Martin for the year and studying neuroscience. Martin again needed to head into town to do some admin stuff which meant I had the day to myself to wonder around. I went to town and stopped by some of the local parks and the local zoo where I saw some of ...
Our last day! I can hardly believe it! The boys are already feeling sad about leaving Amsterdam, Kurt has his plan going on how he is going to move here! But we are beyond exhausted!!!!
Today we took the waterland bus up to the....waterland! All of the flat little towns north of Amsterdam. It is a good place for biking (oh my sore ****!!!), and I wanted to see a little of the countryside and hopefully a windmill!
We grabbed breakfast at the train station ...
• another shortish drive to amsterdam • stopped off at a cheese and clogs place • watched a demonstration for the cheese and clogs, bought some clog slippers and some key rings • another stop in edam where we went on a cute bike ride around the town • absolutely beautiful little town with all the canals etc! • checked into hotel • buffet dinner at the hotel • on the coach ...
... of times I have been tailgated, cut off, bullied and barged in the cycle lanes. The cyclists here don’t even look before turning into main junctions, completely oblivious to anyone else using the cycle lane except them. They have no regard for pedestrians either who they won’t slow down for if, woe betide them, they happen to cross the fietspad.
Cycling is by far the main mode of transport here, even outside of Amsterdam there are ...
... was a history museum of the cloggs, including cloggs of the world and we couldn't resist - they sold clogg Christmas decorations.
Just some fun facts before we leave Zaanse schans:
1. Mill = factory
2. Windmills were so prevalent as they had to pump water out from the Amstel to prevent the DAM of the AMSTEL flodding (AMSTERDAM!!!)
3. Most of holland (the two states that make up the north west of the Netherlands is below sea level
We had some extra time ...