The Netherlands (2)

Lani – Kona, Hawaii

 

Continuing the 1st bus tour trip:

After we finished with the Klompen store, our next stop was a cheese factory in Volendam.

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After we got off from the bus, we walked to this Cheese factory. You can see a lot of tourists walking in front of all kinds of stores.

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Cheese display

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There is a tremendous variety of cheese inside the store. You can pick and choose which one you like. All kinds of flavors, herbs and spices, and some are smoked, young, old, or mature cheeses.

They allowed us to sample small cubes of any cheese in the store. I had such fun tasting all the free samples. The number of choices was overwhelming and gave me a headache trying to decide which cheese to try. Finally, I ended up with a variety of chesses; smoked gouda, and a small sachet of different cheeses.

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This woman at the store gave a fun show about how to make cheese.

The people in our group really enjoy shopping. Our motto is: Shop till we drop. We took a ferry to the next stop, Marken place. The ferry had 2 decks, the one on top was open, but it was too cold and windy to sit there. I chose sitting inside with the Indonesian family, so we could chat in Indonesian. We ended up exchanging addresses and phone numbers. The mother invited me to visit when I go back to Indonesia. She owns a Japanese restaurant and shoes factory in Bandung.

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This is one among many restaurants. Most of them are selling seafood. I was confused which one to choose. It was lunch time and the aroma was so powerful that it made my stomach growl and my mouth water.

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This vendor also made my mouth water, he was selling all kinds of sweets, including waffle top with whip cream, slices of fruits, chocolate, caramel Poffertjes, oliebolen. The owner surprised me, with some Indonesian words. But then when I start talking in Indonesian, he laughed and said: I know only a little bit of Indonesian.

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This is another view from the Marken place

After visiting Marken, our trip continued to a windmill.

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This is the neighborhood, after we get off from the bus, and we walked through it.

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Another alley of the neighborhood

The street was so quiet, and peaceful.

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At the bus parking, I spotted some Dutch police on their motorcycles. I didn’t know exactly what was going on.

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What a beautiful flower on the way to the windmill place.

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We’re finally arrived at the windmill.

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I saw a river cruise

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This is the windmill

We can go inside and to see how it works.

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Houses on the canal are common in the Netherlands

This was the last place on my five hour trip, after this the bus went back to the office.

 

To be continued…

 

36 Comments to "The Netherlands (2)"

  1. Lani  6 May, 2014 at 21:19

    KANG ANUUU : jd dikau msh blasak-an dan blusuk-an dialas roban ta? Makane semua org do kangen karo sampeyan………bengok2 engga digape…………jelas sing ditunggu sing red…..red….kuwi mau……….aku njur geli dewe…………..

  2. Anoew  6 May, 2014 at 17:59

    Nah! Yang dibilang lieber Hennie bener banget…

    > Yu Lani, lhaaaaa aku susah sinyal ini kalau di hutan, susaaaaah…. pokoke kutunggu bagian yang red red tadi itu hahaha…..

  3. Lani  6 May, 2014 at 13:10

    Lani…rapi ya…emang sepi, kalau untuk sementara mungkin menyenangkan berada di sini, tapi untuk berdomisili, aku tidak begitu minat tinggal di negara yang sepi, seperti Jepang menurutku terlalu sepi…terlalu rapi…sehingga malah membosankan..
    +++++++++++++++++++

    DA : aku mmg suka tinggal ditempat yg sepi, nyaman, tenang, peaceful, tp klu mau rame2 ya pergi aja kekota, drpd tinggal dikota malah hrs pergi ketempat sepi tp hanya berkunjung, kebalik to? Tp tempatku skrng lokasinya malah dipusat kota, sak-jane kurang sreg tp gmn lagi krn dekat dgn tempat kerja.

  4. Dewi Aichi  6 May, 2014 at 13:02

    Lani…rapi ya…emang sepi, kalau untuk sementara mungkin menyenangkan berada di sini, tapi untuk berdomisili, aku tidak begitu minat tinggal di negara yang sepi, seperti Jepang menurutku terlalu sepi…terlalu rapi…sehingga malah membosankan..

  5. Lani  6 May, 2014 at 12:53

    Wuih, walaupun hanya melihat foto2nya, serasa sudah ke Netherland hihi, cakep banget itu rumah2 penduduk? Itu lho yang fotonya berada di atas foto motor?
    +++++++++++++++++

    DA : bener, itu bentuk rumah2 penduduk, berdempetan dan modele podo kabeh, keliatannya spt rumah2-an saja, ada yg kecil dan ada yg gede, lorongnya rapi, bersih, dan lengang/sepi

  6. Dewi Aichi  6 May, 2014 at 12:18

    Wuih, walaupun hanya melihat foto2nya, serasa sudah ke Netherland hihi, cakep banget itu rumah2 penduduk? Itu lho yang fotonya berada di atas foto motor?

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