Hotel De Gerstekorrel
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... and were shown some finished products (Mum saw a very nice bracelet which came in at 92,000 Euro, WOW). We went in to our hotel to settle in before our evening out. We made our way towards Volendam and got to go inside a genuine Dutch working windmill which was funnily enough German built. As part of this I got to climb up to the top and see the "engine room", which was on big casters so that the whole top could be turned 360 degrees. This is so they can aim ...
... She really didn’t know and went on to say that we wouldn’t be able to use our credit card in the Netherlands without a PIN. Perfect.
Feeling screwed, we decided to get the car out of the garage (we had a 30 minute time limit to do so without paying) and think of plan B. Plan B was to call the credit card company. Mark tried and could not get a call through. Meanwhile, we reloaded the car, sort of, piling the luggage on top of us and taking off ...
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The women were not nuns, nor did they live in the seclusion of a convent. They had no founders nor did they make lifelong vows. They did have to be unmarried, to make a vow of chastity and to promise obedience to the parish priest, but since they were not expected to make a vow of poverty, they were free to dispose of their own possessions.
In 1971 the last Beguine died. Today 105 single women, ...
... there, they were already bloodshot) and approached the gate counter to request an exit row seat from the KLM agent. To my delight, I was granted an exit row seat on one condition - that I was willing to help people. Oh, they also mentioned that I had to be able to speak English. I told the nice lady that I would be happy to help people off the plane if needed. She quipped back jokingly, "and you'll be the last one off, right?" By then I was smiling and maybe ...
... here. In fact, the lady we met at a church
service in a 500 year old church (English Reformed Church) was a member of the church and sang in its choir, and encouraged us to also come to the carols by candlelight (although
she did highlight the fact that their wasn't going to be a sermon).
5. Dutch donuts (olliebollen) are better than any other kind.
6. Amsterdam has really ...