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... This resulted in the Battle for New Market because people were angry at the modern, creative architecture that was used. The result of the Battle of New Market was a strict law on building regulations being passed.
Our next stop was in the courtyard of a building that is now part of the Unviersity of Amsterdam, but used to be the headquarters of the Dutch East Indies Trading Company (VOC, Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie , in Dutch). The trading ...
... and that sort of thing, but in the end we learned what is most important: Belgian beer is a gift from God. Let me distill down what a triple gold award winning beer, unfiltered, straight from the brewery tastes like: afprijzing. That’s my fingers having a seizure remembering the taste, and coincidentally the Dutch word for a clothes sale.
From De Halve Maan it was “all aboard” on a train to Amsterdam.
It is at this point in time I would like ...
Before I get into the next part of the trip I want to tell the story of how this trip came about. Kim and I were back at the farm over Labor Day weekend last year, and the topic turned to a discussion about things Mother and Dad would like to do in their retirement (since they have been retired a year or two and have hardly spent any of their hard earned savings). Dad mentioned he thought it would be fun to travel and Mother said she would like to see ...
... everywhere - big huge wheels of it...Oh I wish I could try some! And chocolate....huge kinder-surprise eggs and all kinds of chocolate. Tulips are also for sale in bags - either as bulbs or a bag of blooming tulips. It is a beautiful sunny day...and I'm in Europe!!!
One curious thing...when I went through passport control the custom's agent asked where I was going. When I said Budapest he looked ...
... and to avoid collisions.
Luckily, we made it through over 7 miles of walking with nothing more than a few blisters...and possibly some heat rash - it was unseasonably warm today. There were sprinkles here and there followed by some hard rain which, thankfully, fell while we were eating lunch. Then the sun came out just in time for our canal cruise around Amsterdam. I'm sorry to say I don't remember much about the cruise. ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility