Category Archives: The Tulip Tour

Back in Amsterdam

There were a couple of choices for tours yesterday afternoon, but I opted to have a walk in Amsterdam by myself. I wanted to visit the flower market to buy some bulbs. One of the guys selling bulbs advised me … Continue reading

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Keukenhof!

We were very lucky that our day at Keukonhof happened to be the best weather day of the week. Glorious sunshine made the gardens something to behold! Of course they are always going to be an amazing spectacle! The gardens … Continue reading

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Kinderdijk

Kinderdijk is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site! We had a fascinating afternoon with our guide, a young woman whose parents and Grandparents were millers here at Kinderdijk. Throughout the week our guides on the various tours have talked about … Continue reading

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Willemstat

One main street, one church, one windmill! The cleanest tidiest village you ever did see.   Also one yacht harbour and the windmill is now a holiday home. What a perfect place for Rob to keep his boat. Nothing to … Continue reading

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Ghent and Bruges

  Today the sun shone for the first time and I was able to remove my heavy fleece jacket! We were all happy to see the sunshine especially as we did two different tours today. This morning we went to … Continue reading

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Antwerp and Brussels

I was really impressed with Antwerp. One of the nicest cities I ever visited. Broad modern avenues are next to narrow medieval lanes and modern glass skyscrapers next to rococo embellied old houses. Lots of smart shopping streets also although … Continue reading

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Antwerp

Its Thursday, so this must be Belgium and indeed it is. Antwerp the centre of the diamond industry, the home of waffles and chips with mayonnaise! We are promised a very busy and long day and I plan on two … Continue reading

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Yesterday!

The morning spent in Arnhem was very moving. We visited the Battlefields of Arnhem and also an excellent Museum which explained the Battle of Arnhem, the famous “Bridge too Far”. Like ┬áDunkirk Arnhem was a defeat! Mistakes were made and … Continue reading

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Arnhem

Arnhem was the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the WW2! We found several stones like this one and 6 of us said an informal Kaddish placing stones on the graves. i hope you are able to read … Continue reading

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Volendam and Edam

Whilst we had lunch the ship travelled through the locks into the Ijslmeer which we used to call the Zuiderzee. It is now a freshwater lake but today the wind was blowing so hard it looked like a sea to … Continue reading

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