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... followed by a "singing in the rain" moment :) Afterward, Dan and I went to the Rijksmuseum, which is the Dutch national history museum that just reopened after a 10 year renovation. It houses a huge Rembrandt wing, a number of his students at the Hague School, Van Gogh and other famous Dutch artists. I loved getting a piece of Dutch history, but the museum itself was the highlight. The cafe in the building is in the middle of the main lobby, which is a huge marble atrium. I ...
A country town which became a city in the 15th century (though was already a thousand years old then). The population is around 18,000 people. Lots of people living in the surrounding area visit the town to do their shopping.
We arrived in the town during the day that "the ...
... museum was well worth seeing. After that we said goodbye to Ryan then headed to Vondel Park and had a picnic dinner. The food was good and the park had a great relaxing atmosphere. It was full of people - when the suns out, people just flock there. When we got back to Isaac and Clare's we watched the Americas Cup race and had some Ben and Jerry's icecream before tramming back to our ...
... a lot because Frank is quite the joker and the brothers like to tease each other. I had some lovely sate and Marie croquettes.
After lunch Frank drove us and Uncle and Aunt around Heemskerk showing us the house where mother grew up, the school she attended and the church in which she was married. Also he pointed out where our Grandfather was buried but they dig people up every twenty-five years so ...
... before heading to the main
square to see Madame Tussaud's wax museum. This is something I never
thought I'd see, but I'm quite glad I did. If nothing else, the
entertainment factor was pretty big. Between the girls and I making
ridiculous poses next to famous figures and watching complete
strangers do the same, there were hardly any dull moments. After the
museum, we headed to a local market in search of unique gifts to
bring back ...