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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…

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…