Hotel Hermitage Amsterdam
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... to the boat for lunch. After lunch we went to Zaanse Schans to view the countryside, windmills, clog making and cheese factory. It was amazing to see the windmills in action and as we had a windy day, there was plenty to see. Each of the wheels in the photos weighed 3 ton each and the twos upstairs weighed 2 ton each. The windmills were grinding limestone in one windmill ...
City and country tour of Amsterdam today. We were picked up by our tour company from the motel at 8.15 this morning to meet at the tour office and begin our city tour at 9.00. Drove all around the city with a tour guide explaining all the landmarks and buildings. Stopped at one of two windmills left in the city and also at the Diamond Factory, Coster Diamonds. The diamond factory was interesting. They showed the different sizes and clarity of diamonds and ...
... grew and grew. This year was, finally!, the last year at university, and I decided to make my dreams come true and go see something of the world!
It was so exciting and at the same time a real struggle! Where to go? What to arrange? It weren't all easy decisions to make. Selecting countries was ...
... but it was amazing! Cornflake ice cream, corn flakes, choc brownie and caramel sauce! Delicious :-)
after tea we headed out and had a beer at another new bar we found...we wish we had found it earlier as they played awesome music! Plus they sold cheap beer.
soon we were off home to bed :-).
Tomorrow we are off top Cologne Germany via Train...should be good!
catch ya later
andrea and ...
... before being painted.
Some interesting things I learned – most of Holland lies below sea level (the highest point in the country is 300m above sea level). There is water almost everywhere. Each pasture is surrounded by small canals. Speed skating is popular in the Netherlands because these long, skinny canals freeze over, providing a great practice track. Whereas we pay for water in the states, residents in the Netherlands do not have to ...