Hotel de Keizerskroon
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... ride, and several other people on the train were planning on doing the same exact thing that we were doing. On the train, Adam and I decided to get off in the town of Woerden, and we would bike along the actual Tour de France road. This was one of the best ideas that we have ever had.
The Dutch Countryside
We got off at the quiet Woerden station and started out towards Gouda. The town was quiet, and we joked that the daily population was two. We biked ...
... the larger boats could get through. Then they just folded back down perfectly! We just headed towards the centre of town and quite luckily saw our hotel. Thank goodness for the big Best Western sign. Thank god we got there. We probably did almost 40kms today. That's really a bit too far for my comfort but very pleased to have actually done it. We really didn't feel like going sightseeing when we got there. It was raining again. So we relaxed in our room for a while. We were ...
... We took a small ferry across on of the rivers heading to Kinderdijk. This is a UNESCO site of 19 working windmills which in the 1600s kept the land from sinking using spillways and wind power. It was obviously an important stop for both cruise ships and bus tours as the place was really busy.
We found out that our barge could not make it into Gouda as another ship had knocked out an important bridge support and no ...
... home (in taxi) about midnight.
Next day was a late start, dryish but cold day.
The rels were taken on a tour of the Kinderdijk organised by Willem
This was wonderful array of 19 windmills built around 1740 to drain an area.Each mill could raise the water about 1m. Today the area has been given world heritage listing, there is one ...
... a little café, and discussed our plans for this afternoon. Mum and Dad were going to go out and see Wim and Humphrey (not B. Bear) to reacquaint Mum and to collect my backpack, which Daniel was taking home tonight. I was going to spend time with Daniel on his last day in Amsterdam, the last day of his holiday, helping him shop for some souvenirs. And for me to (possibly) get a tattoo. So a few years ago, Daniel and a few of his Dutch-heritages mates decided ...