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Today we went to Volendam. This is a small, touristy fishing village in North Holland. There are a lot of fishing boats of course and there are people walking around in traditional Dutch costume. We went up there on the recommendation of one of my Dutch coworkers.
Upon reaching Volendam, we discovered that the rental car company did not give my dad the necessary parking pass to use street parking, so we looked for a parking garage. After finding one, ...
I went by coach to Volendam, a small fishing village, where we visited a cheese factory/museum and saw a cheese making demonstration. We were able ...
... on their smartphones and tablets while I was reading a
magazine. Caught up on things over a
coffee and some baked goodies before heading out. I caught a tram right outside the
station which dropped my off about three
blocks from the apartment, right on the canal.
As it turns out I caught a cold or flu of some sort. After the owner set me up I headed out to an
Albert Heijn store for some groceries ...
... The first Kodak moment stop was at a windmill. We were given a detailed history of windmills in the development of the country. After another short ride later we arrived at a working farm to see how cheese and clogs are made in the traditional way.This was also our stop for lunch. After that we headed further into the beautiful countryside. We made a couple more stops along the way before we were back where we had started 4 hours ago.
On the way back ...
... a lot of cheese consumed by each Dutchman every year.). One thing led to another, and we walked out of the Volendam Cheese Factory with enough Gouda to last our entire stay in Europe! Yum Yum.
Around 10:30 a.m. we loaded up the car, checked out and hit the road for Berlin. Just outside Volendam we sighted a beautiful windmill. It was first put into service in 1650! It was a truly overwhelming sight to behold. Again, ...