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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…

NWC – First Full day in the Netherlands

Once everyone was present and accounted for, we got on board the buses that were to take us to the cruise vessel waiting for us some distance from the airport. We stopped in Gouda for an hour or so to browse around the shops or simply sit in one of the many open-air restaurants and read more…

Gouda and Kinderdijk

Our first stop of the tour was in Gouda and lasted an hour. I decided to visit St. Janskerk.  The entrance fee is €3.50 and it was well worth the cost.  The church, and especially the stand-glass windows, are simply spectacular.  Afterwards, myself and two of my fellow travelers headed to the open-air market.  At read more…