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Gemeente Amstelveen

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  • Day67

    Day 59,60,61,62,63,64,65

    August 3, 2017 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    So I'm quite behind on this, my apologies

    Day 59

    Caught the bus from Bruges to Amsterdam today. Only a short trip a few hours. Then a few girls and I went on a pub crawl which was a really fun time and danced the night away

    Day 60

    Today I got picked up by Skip and Elyses friends who took me to there house which was just about 15mins out of Amsterdam
    At home are also 2 of there children who were my age and a bit older

    It was lovely been in an actual home again and it's the best sleep I've had in a long time

    Karel (the dad) took me for a sightseeing tour around the suburb. They are in the flower business as well as his brothers so I got to see an orchid farm which was very interesting

    Day 61

    Another day with the family again. Very chilled and quite a different feel as to been in anyone else's house as they spoke in Dutch to each other but still lovely none the less
    They took me to the local water tower which was 51m high and I climbed it even though I still hate heights so I was quite proud of myself it was also extremely windy!

    Day 62

    Travel day from Amsterdam to Berlin so that took up the whole day. Then we had a couple of drinks and then found the best and cheapest kebab shop for dinner

    Day 63
    Today we did a Walking tour which was extremely interesting and informative and saw a lot of sights and monuments and memorials
    The memorial for the murdered Jews of the holocaust was most confronting and then we did the Holocaust museum which had stories of individuals and families which had an extremely personal touch which gets you very emotional. So a big day we then had an early night

    Day 64
    Today we did the Topography of terror museum and the berlin wall. Which talked about the methods that himler and hitler and the ss soldiers used from 1933 right up until the end of the war as well as seeing a part of the Berlin Wall
    Then we did what was called an Alternative walking tour which took us to look at all of the street art and the culture that is behind it and then the different living conditions that some people have in Berlin which was very cool

    Day 65
    And finally today was the bus trip from Berlin to Prague which again was just a travel day
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  • Day7

    Amstelveen, Netherlands

    May 7, 2017 in the Netherlands ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    This morning we headed to Amstelveen for a lesson in cheese making and a clog making demonstration. Lisa was far more interested in the baby cows and chickens! Haha :) From here we went to Zaanse Schans, a historical windmill village.Read more

  • Day38

    First Ride to the Polders

    June 13, 2018 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Our first ride! A 50 kilometer loop to the polders south of the city. It took us about 20 minutes to thread our way through the city throngs to find some solitude and nature. We made our way through Vondelpark where the Riksmuseum and van Gogh museums reside. A few kilometers later we entered Het Amsterdamse Bos (forest park). Further south we entered the agrarian polders where we zigzagged over to the Amstel River from which Amsterdam takes its name. The return loop included a ferry ride and drawbridge, not to mention a few old windmills.

    Nancy took a slow speed fall heading back through Ouderkerk when a small boy darted into her path on a narrow street. Not too bad a fall and a small band aid fixed her up. A good reminder to wear our goofy helmets on these longer rides.

    Riding in Amsterdam proper is quite an experience. I've ridden motorcycles in Asia, driven cars in Spain, and pedalled bicycles pretty much all over the planet, but I haven't run across the combination of speed and numbers that I experience on the cycle routes here. As icing on the cake they generally allow motorscooters on most of the bike paths here. This seems like adding a whole other level of madness to me. On tge llus side, they are very good at riding bicycles here! Still, I'd better adopt the Dutch attitude of 'ride fast, be normaal, and get out my way' pretty quickly. Ding ding, ding ding.
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  • Day37

    "Endlich mal wieder reiten, Papa."

    August 4, 2018 in the Netherlands ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Lang ersehntes Ponyreiten - Almas Augen strahlen vor Glück.
    Wie es der Zufall so will, suchen wir uns spontan einen Campingplatz der gleichzeitig Bauernhof ist.
    Alma findet hier alles, was ihr Herz begehrt. Pferde, Trampolin, Roller, Dreiräder, Fahrräder en masse und Kinder...
    Wir ruhen uns von der Reise und der anhaltenden Hitze aus.
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  • Day23

    Natis Geburtstagsfeier

    October 1, 2016 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    Am 1.10. feierte Nati ihren 80. ten Geburtstag. Zuerst ging es mit einem Salonboot auf der Amstel von Amstelveen nach Amsterdam. Es war seh unterhaltsam, super nette Gäste und tolle Gespräche, die 3 Stunden begonnen wir im Flug :-). Anschließend fuhren wir in ein griechisches Restaurant. Es gab een lecker eeten. Ehrlich ein gelungener Tag.Read more

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