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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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... 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. ...
... and asked a liveaboard on a barge if we could raft off, which he agreed. He said it was only a 10 minute walk into Edam, but we could not be bothered. Isi tried repairing her camera to replace the broken LCD screen but failed at the first hurdle as 1 screw refused to come out. John set about replacing the plug and socket for the chart plotter whilst Jean read her book.
... mill area. Compared to Kinderdjik this place has less windmills, but you can see how Dutch clogs (wooden shoes) are made and also visit to see cheese making and taste different type of cheeses. If you are really interested only about windmills then perhaps Kinderdjik is better place, but if you want to see more of Dutch tradition then I suggest that you visit Zaanse Schans.
Our hotels was in Alkmaar and tomorrow you know ...
... to witness the world famous cheese market where the cheese carriers can be seen in action on the Waagplein square every Friday between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. during the summer (or so the guidebook says! Our Edam experience had prepared us to be wary about guidebooks.)
Cheese has been weighed in Alkmaar since 1635. The cheese carriers ...
Lonneke had arranged for us to go see her friend Peter's family at their local farm so we could see the Dutch countryside and get a little history lesson. Lonneke has her degree in geography so as we drove through the fields and canals and trees and farmhouses, she explained to us how the Dutch canal system worked. You could see how some parts of the land where much higher than others and which areas/fields/villages used to be completely covered by water. ...