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Gitta and Jos came today to take us 'wherever we wanted to go'! Paula had a list of ideas that they have been thinking about for us - we chatted about it last night. Paula was working today. So about 11 we set off for the village of Volendam. It is an old fishing village on the Markenmeer. We walked out on the dyke - the houses were built right up to it on both sides because now the water is controlled more from the big ...
... we watched clogs being made.
We also went to Zaanse Schans, a picturesque windmill village where we had a tour of a working windmill.
... as it’s after noon. I’m cool.
Everyone is speaking Dutch and I’m just standing in line hoping it’s the
right one. A young man from the museum
comes up to us and announced in English that this is the line for people with
no tickets. The two, um, elderly ladies in front of me asked the man in Dutch why he just walked up
to the group and spoke in English. He
replied, in ...
... in nearly every field. Rows and rows of trees of multiple varieties provided borders for the fields and lined the roads and trails. The aroma of cow manure was quite prevalent but surprisingly not the least bit objectionable. These scenes were not just in Volendam but were observed repeatedly throughout The Netherlands along our route today. Holland has now become one of our most favorite places... I think someday soon, we'll be back.
Woke about 8.30 today, we both wanted so much more sleep! it was painful getting up after yesterdays lazy day. Packed our bags, showered then headed down for breakfast. Killed some time to check out then made our way to the subway to get to our train to Amsterdam. Arrived with plenty of time. Sarah was falling asleep in the station. Was on this train for a couple of hours, stopped in Rotterdam to get onto another one, no workers around or much information as to where ...