A Week in the Netherlands in Fall 2017 – Part 2 – Groningen

Gerben worked a lot to finish the houseboat in Groningen. Went with him and Dee for a day to look at the city. The old part is quite nice and there are lots to see. ‎⁨Verbindingskanaal⁩ in Groningen Sint Jozefkathedraal Sint Jozefkathedraal Sint Jozefkathedraal St. Anthony Gasthuis Tower of the Martinikerk Town hall at Grotemarkt - note the flag! Lunch time! Of course the German has to park in the middle of the square The building now houses a supermarket Nice tower Along the…

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A Week in the Netherlands in Fall 2017 – Part 1

Visited Dee and Gerben in Spring in Amsterdam. Now they are back in Mirns - a good time to come over for a week and enjoy the quiet countryside. Got another one of the less than 100€ Euro travel train tickets both ways. Early in the morning I got up and walked down to the bus station. 6:38 at the bus stop - not a nice time for me 7:13 in the train with a few croissants and coffee 7:56 in a new train…

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The Netherlands early Summer 2017 – Edam

From the campground to Edam or Amsterdam takes about the same time with the bicycle. And I was so many times in Amsterdam but only one time in Edam - so it was Edam today. You pedal in the general direction until you pass a signpost with the bike routes on it. Now you find your number and follow the route along flowery meadows, ponds and ditches, bridges, a lot of cows and sheep, winding dykes, waving reeds, old and new farmhouses and an…

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