Hof van Marken
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We had a glorious day out on our Vespa, (50cc?) no licence necesssary, no gears, just start and go!
The bicycle paths here are fantastic. They are everywhere, and small motorbikes can use them too. Once we had worked out who gives way to who, and what you can get away with, we were away!
Getting out of the city was the most challenging, but once over the bridge and heading north, we were relishing the flat tarseal bike dedicated roads that ...
... to make it to the gate before it closed. We arrived just as the last few cars were about to go on and we got stoped by the ticket man. After a very tense few minutes and slight verbal abuse we were let on the ferry (Yay!)
Once on the ferry it departed a few seconds later and we all departed the bus to go onto the main decks. The ferry was complete with Food court, money exchangers and a range of other shops to browse. So Mark and I spent some time on the deck admiring ...
... of the year, people line up outside for several city blocks and wait 2-3 hours for a chance at getting in. Luckily, Caroline had purchased our tickets six months ago for a specific date/time, and we were able to walk right in. I had not read Anne Frank's Diary and therefore had very little personally invested in the tour. My expectations were fairly low and I was just going along for the ride. Much to my surprise, however, the one hour museum tour was both intimate ...
... tour company which was nice enough but on the outskirts of the city - the Westcord Art Hotel. No problem since there was a bus stop close by and we made note of the bus stop so we could get back to the hotel after we dropped off our car.
We dropped off our rental car without any incident and then we decided to get a quick coffee and snack. A few blocks down from the rental car place had a big "Snack Bar" sign so ...
Our last day in Amsterdam was spent touring the Holland countryside. We explored a working windmill from the 1600s (grinding lime for lining soccer fields, and various pigments from stones and roots for making paints). At one time there were over 5000 windmills in Holland and fortunately nearly 1000 still survive. The majority of early windmills were used to pump water to reclaim land from sea and lakes. Over half of The Netherlands is below sea level. ...