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... fun, we learnt how the beer is made, and it's history. Tasted a couple beers. Was an enjoyable experience just to stroll around, also got a personalised Heineken bottle with "The Wes" marked on it, hope it can make the trip home. After the Heineken Experience, we did a lil clothes shopping to buy a few things, then by this stage a toilet break was in order, due to the beers we had, so we bumped into a small cafe, where we had a late ...
... we came directly to our apartment and fell asleep early, and were completely out of it by the time she got in so didn't get to greet her till this morning. Yep, that's what happened. 100%. Sure! So as I was saying, I knew immediately that Mum had arrived when this morning I was greeted with a cup of tea and some warm Dutch treats in bed for breakfast! Why didn't we bring her from the start? Seriously though, after a month away it was really nice to see ...
... haul them out of the water using a winch powered by the windmill. The logs are then stripped of their bark and cut up. The saw mill cuts 1m every hour dragging the log through the saw using the wind power, the saw cuts on the downstroke and the log is moved forward 2mm on the up stroke. The wood is dried in the wind then put back in the water. Back in the day there were around 200 windmills in the Zaandse region. They were used to pump water, cut wood, grind flour, ...
Had a lovely lie in on Sunday morning- the beauty of not staying at a hotel!
We then had some toast and ventured out for a Dutchie style bike ride... of which I was quite terrible! Nearly biked into some people... slipped the peddles a few times... was scared of being hit by a car... yea a lot more practice required I think! We biked past KPMG though- which was bloody massive- I was very surprised about how big it was!!
We then caught the ...
... aren't run over( by bikes ) more bikes there than people.
Great city full of life noise and crowds
Back to boat by 5pm for last dinner
Breakfast interesting yogurts cereal and canned fruit.
Then lots brown breads ( no toast) cheese and cold meats. Watching all these people eating plates full of bread piled high with large slices of cheese topped with layers of cold meats ...