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... not the height of the tourist season. Lined up against the dunes were blue and white sheds which people rented to keep their beach things. There were plenty of people actively tanning. We had a bit of a paddle before returning to the nearest bus stop. Bit of a wait then back to the ferry. The bus ride was a great way to see the countryside on the island. ...
... a show for us tourists than a serious piece of business, but it’s great fun nonetheless.
In a big square beside an algae ridden canal (isn’t it a lovely shade of green?) and in front of the weighing house, huge rounds of cheese are laid out for auction, and then, presumably sold on the basis of so much a kilo.
They are carried on sledges to the scales in the weighing house ...
... of kilos of cheese from the Waagplein square to the weighing house every Friday but the market is for now just for the tourists as the real cheese trading takes place elsewhere.
Getting into Alkmaar was the first challenge - cars everywhere and the rain lashing down on us. I'm thinking a holiday in the Maldives or Sri Lanka might be on the ...
... are controlled by the windmills - a famous symbol of Holland.
We drove past some of the first farmhouses built in the area - in the early 1600s, before pulling into one just down the street. Peter's family welcomed us into their kitchen for tea and ginger cookies. The entire room conversed mostly in Dutch, so we sat and smiled and enjoyed the authenticity of it all. Soon after we arrived, Peter's father showed up. He had been a local Dutch farmer for his ...
... the canals of Alkmaar, pointing out the historic buildings as we went. It turned into a bit of an adventure trip as we passed under 22 low bridges. When I say low, I mean not just "mind your head" low, but "mind your back and shoulders" and "squat right down on the floor, or else" type of low. Great fun. The market shut at 12.30 and we still had half of a beautifully sunny day. We decided to head south, away from the ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsStayokay Texel Den Burg
Great food, yummy bear, comfy rooms... Just a great time all around.
Beautiful places to bike to and the town is super adorable.
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