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Giethoorn, Sloten, and Sneek

I have read about Giethoorn “the Venice of the North” for many years and seeing it in person was well worth the wait.  I enjoyed the canal ride, which allowed us to see this picturesque village.  Our stop in Luttelgeest to visit the Orchid Farm was another sleeper hit for me.  Viewing the orchids, the read more…

Amsterdam – Seeing the Sites

I decided to head to Amsterdam two days before the start of the Netherlands Waterways Cruise, as I’ve never been to Amsterdam and wanted time to see sites I knew I couldn’t fit into the time we’d be there at the end of the cruise.  I purchased a guide book to get information on costs, read more…