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26 to 29 August Amsterdam

Martin and Teresa arrived last night, was really great to catch up with them again. Saturday morning we woke up to rain but that did not deter us from doing the touristy thing and after breakfast we made our way to Zaanse Schans, a place where there a few working windmills. We went into 2 of these, amazing how ingenius the people were all those years ago. We had to duck in and out to avoid the rain and after that we made our way to a restaurant for lunch before heading to Goorn for the Slaman reunion. It was really good for Jan and Martin to see their Aunt and Uncles again and to meet up with some of their cousins. Had a BBQ, slightly different from what we are used to. Not wrong, just different.


Sunday morning another rainy day but we went into Amsterdam and met up with Martin and Teresa and had croquettes for lunch and a few drinks. Caught the tram back to Yvonn's place and then met up with Cor and Lida and made our way to Haarlem to the Buisman family get together. Quite a few could not make it but we had a good afternoon with lots of laughter and catching up with those we knew and meeting new family members.


More rain on Monday morning, getting annoying now. After breakfast we made our way into Amsterdam with M and t and went on a bus tour of the city to orientate ourselves. M and T then went on to some museums and finished off with a canal cruise and dinner. (we had done a cruise with our tour). We did some more strolling around and stopped for a beer every now and then. The rain stayed away for most of the afternoon. We made our way back on the tram in the evening and put our feet up for the rest of the evening. 290820111126.jpg

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