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  • Day17


    July 16, 2020 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    So sieht ein wasserscheuer Hund nach einem unfreiwilligen Bad in einem stinkenden Kanal aus, nachdem er auch noch eine verhasste Dusche hat über sich ergehen lassen müssen 🤮.
    Irgendwie stinkt unsere Behausung nun nach nassem Hund UND stinkendem Kanal 👹Read more

  • Day11


    July 28, 2020 in the Netherlands ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Angekommem in Volendam sind wir mitten in einer Touristenhochburg gelandet. Volendam ist mit seinen typischen Holzhäuser, den Kanälen und den vielen Läden richtig niedlich. Dies hat sich wohl bereits herumgesprochen.
    Wir hatten dort in der Käserei Volendam Cheese Factory 🧀 eine Führung und durften degustieren. Hier gibt es Käsesorten wie Grüner Pesto 🥬, Kokos 🥥 oder Roter Chilli 🌶.
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  • Day6


    August 28, 2019 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Geplant war Käsemarkt, aber der fand leider nicht statt...
    Stattdessen noch Volendam entdeckt, dass allein für Touris gebaut worden ist und aussieht, wie der Europapark.

    Nachmittags zum Shoppen nach Alkmaar😍Read more

  • Day3

    Scenic road trip

    January 19, 2018 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 5 °C

    This morning, I woke up at 5am! Another early morning stroke around the neighbourhood before taking a tran to central Amsterdam.

    After saying goodbye to everyone, Niels and I made our way to Rijssen via scenic routes.

    Firstly we went to a medieval castle near Weeps. Although small, I always enjoyed all things medieval. The mist hanging low over the field, the winding waterway, a vast inner ocean in the background, the bitterly winter cold all made the scene very ... European. I was still gasping the fact that I was in Europe, with Niels, for a very short time.

    We then made our way to a seaside town Volendam. I was pretty sure I visited to this town last time when gusty wind was blowing my head off. The weather had been kind to me; we could sit outside of a pub enjoying the balmy weather under the warmth of the sun.

    We then crossed this very long bridge to the Eastern part of the Netherlands. We were on the bridge as the storm was closing in. It was a dreamy sight to see a dark cloud in a distant, hanging on top of the sea and apparently dumping rain into the vast water underneath. Although I knew it already, I also felt surreal to drive on a path that water was above on both sides.

    We finally arrived at Rijssen at 6pm. Niels' parents, Will and Marianne were kind enough to cook me dinner. Again, Dutch food is simple: frozen fish fillet, fried potato and salad. People here choose to live a simple life, which most people in my life could not even contemplate.

    This bought me back to the conversation I had with this Chinese founder at the AI luncheon at AFF. He was after making money, complicated food (seafood and meat that mixed with lots of saucers), cashless payment, logistics for ECommerce to help people buy more things they don't need online. His friend criticised how backwards is Europe where you can see conductors on the train and the billboard was those old mechanic board. The conversation followed by the MIT professor's presentation on how robot will transform our lives. I do not like any of this at all! This may be an age thing, but the older I get, the more I want to live a simple and caring life. We should enjoy life and love people we spend time with. Why do we want to live in a complicated society advancing yet being fear of being taken over by robots? All is vain.

    Back to the dinner. We preyed before and after dinner. I could see how a tradition is being carried down generations in Europe and how important is Christian faith in European's life. I like the stories from the Old Testament. Most answers to my puzzles could be answered from within. However, I would never read the New Testament as I found it to be idolised by worshipping a man of priest at most.

    I stayed at Niels' little granny flat not far from his parents' place. Good on him to move out and have a space of his own. We started watching House of Card and I could not last for 10min before passing out on the sofa. I had a good sleep of 7hr on a simple sofa :)
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  • Day2

    Ein Städtchen schöner als das Andere

    August 25, 2017 in the Netherlands ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Heute haben wir einige kleine Orte nördlich von Amsterdam besucht. Zuerst sind wir durch Monnickendam ⛵️gebummelt, dann weiter nach Volendam und Edam. 🧀 Dort haben wir uns natürlich mit Käse eingedeckt. Der letzte Abstecher war dann in Marken. 🐐 Jeder Ort hatte seinen eigenen Charme. 😊Read more

  • Day12

    Volendam, Edam e Monnickendam

    June 26, 2017 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    I Paesi Bassi sono il mio luogo ideale. Sarà perché da piccola ho tanto amato Pattini d’Argento...non lo il perché ma ho trovato tanta affinità e tanta bellezza che non riesco nemmeno a rendermene conto. E non ho neanche fatto tutto quello che volevo fare!Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Edam, Горад Эдам, エダム, 에담, Эдам, Едам, 埃丹