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Franeker and the tulip fields

A quick trip into the town of Franeker before hoisting anchor, and then we crossed the Waddenzee, which is normally very, very calm, but decided to be a bit choppy today. The Salvinia held steady, however, and soon we were back in the narrow channels. And suddenly we are in the midst of one tulip read more…

Groningen and the North Sea

Today our motorcoach excursion took us into Groningen, where we had a chance to look around before meeting Sietze de Vries at the Martinikerk (Martin’s Church). Sietze is the organist at the Martinikerk and is also a world-renowned performer who has taken first prize in many international organ competitions. He talked to us about the read more…