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On Friday Laura and her bf from home Brian and I all left for Amsterdam. They were nice enough to let me 3rd wheel it up for a pre birthday celebration. Our train got delayed a few times, but we finally arrived around 8pm. …
The Thatcher family arrived at Schiphol Airport on a wet and windy Amsterdam day at 8am. We traveled by train from the airport to Amsterdam's Central station where we caught a taxi to our hotel. After leaving our luggage at the hotel we caught a tram to Dam Square and had breakfast at De Bijenkorf (Amsterdam's largest department store). Sophia and …
Our second day in Amsterdam
started with a delightful Dutch style breakfast at the Nicolaas Witsen Hotel,
plenty of chocolate sprinkles on bread, after rounds of cheese and sliced
chicken meat. There followed a brisk 2 km walk to Hobbemastraat behind the
Rijskmuseum to meet Alexandra from Joy Ride Bike Tours (an Aussie studying in< …
... with cinnamon and sugar. They were divine and I ended up having quite a few. Jill and I had a great time sampling the food. Some people were buying the cheese to take home. We did not purchase any as we still have four weeks of travelling and I'm sure the cheese is available in Australia.
After the cheese tour it was off to the traditional windmill village of Zaanse Schans. We had a clog making demonstration. We had seen something similar when we ...
... us in touch with the official archivist, situated in the old city hall. Dr. t'Riet listens to my story, told in a mixture of Dutch and English. He leaves for a short time and returns with official papers yellowed with age and magazines that were published at different periods of time in the history of Alphen. He shows us when my mom and dad and his father and mother moved into 26 Radhuisstraat and then their moving out to Canada. The records show the next ...