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Amsterdam, Keukenhof, and Volendam

Sunday, April 20 – Easter We got up and going today. The bus took us into Amsterdam. Many people attended the English church service at the historic Begijnhof Presbyterian Church. I choose to walk around town on my own, as we were going to have very little time in Amsterdam. It was a lot of fun, read more…

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2012 Netherlands Waterway Cruise – Itinerary

Once everyone was collected at the “Meeting Point by the Burger King Restaurant,” by John and Ellen Pruiksma Zijp, we were walked to the motorcoaches and on our way. Our first visit was to a small cheese and wooden shoe making shop. The owner demonstrated how he made wooden shoes from a block of wood, read more…

Aalsmeer and Keukenhof…flowers everywhere!

Our last full day, and it’s a busy one! Up early in the morning to travel to Aalsmeer, where the world’s biggest flower auction takes place every day.  An overhead grid of platforms allows you walk around and see down onto the huge floors filled with cart after cart of any kind of flower or read more…

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Aalsmeer and Keukenhof

Today was yet another highlight, though I knew it would be with Aalsmeer and Keukenhof on the agenda.  I have wanted to see the flower auction and it did not disappoint.  Seeing the “action” as it unfolded was awe-inspiring, from the trolleys of flowers being shipped to the auction itself.  Keukenhof is simply gorgeous and read more…

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