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Our trip home

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A day in Amsterdam

We all did our own thing today. Some were busy visiting museums, like the Van Gogh , the Rijks museum and the Anne Frank house. Some chose to take a canal cruise to learn more about the city’s history and … Continue reading

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Deflt to Schiphol airport

In the morning part of our group visited the Porcelijne Fles to see the making of the Delft blue pottery and to make some purchases.Later we set of on our last day of cycling back to our hotel by the … Continue reading

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Gouda to Delft

We stayed in Gouda for a while for the cheese market . Thousands of people gather in the town square to watch the re-enactment of the farmers bringing their farm made cheese (mostly in 25 pound rounds) to be purchased … Continue reading

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Leerdam to Gouda

Another exciting day on the horizon; a visit to Kinderdijk where at total of 19 windmills are close to each other and on to Gouda known for it’s cheese. The last 2 times I visited Kinderdijk it was raining very … Continue reading

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Harderwijk to Leerdam

This was a day of just biking to take us far enough south and closer to our next point of interest.

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Giethoorn to Harderwijk

On our boat ride we learned that the village started by digging out the peat soil to burn in their homes hundreds of years ago.  Afterwards we took a quick lunch for our trip to Harderwijk. We traced some of … Continue reading

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Lelystad to Giethoorn

With some road searching on our phones and Garmins, we managed to get underway.  The first part of our trip we were cycling below sea level on the reclaimed “polders” on the bottom of the Ijselmeer. We traveled by Dronten … Continue reading

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Zaandam to Lelystad

Due to an adjustment mistake today’s ride went from 50 to 70 miles, which broke some people’s record for the day. Initially we were to stay in Enkhuizen, but they didn’t have a hotel big enough for all 18 of … Continue reading

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Aalsmeer to Zaandam

Our first day of biking was very busy in a touristy way. We started very early with a visit to the flower auction in Aalsmeer , the biggest flower auction in the world in one of the biggest buildings in … Continue reading

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