Postcards: Zaanse Schans & Haarlem

For those with a little time in their hands, a day trip to Zaanse Schans from Amsterdam might be worth your while if getting your eyes on the iconic Dutch windmills is on your bucket list. It is a touristy destination, but where else are you going to see people make clogs, Delft ware and Dutch cheese?

Haarlem is a smaller scale version of Amsterdam, providing a great afternoon stroll (only 20minutes by train from Amsterdam) and a chance to visit the home of Corrie Ten Boom. This is the very place that provided a safe haven for countless Jews during the Nazi Holocaust. Stand inside the secret room and experience the claustrophobia of what it would have been like to be locked here for hours to days, when house raids were occurring.

Advertisements
Comments
2 Responses to “Postcards: Zaanse Schans & Haarlem”
  1. eatmystreet says:

    Love, love, love your photos. I visited the Netherlands 7 years ago and I can’t wait to go back.

  2. Natalia says:

    So beautiful I must travel there

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

  • Food RATING scale

    Unpleasant: damn upset my desire to eat

    Average: palatable but many shortcomings

    Yummy: a pleasant experience

    Yummy +1: mouth-watering like rain

    Yummy +2: exquisite flavours that hit all the right notes

    Divine: sheer culinary perfection!

  • Contact

    Email: almostalwaysravenous [@] gmail [dot] com

  • STAY IN TOUCH

     Follow me on Facebook  Follow me on Twitter  RSS Feed
  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 1,186 other followers

  • Categories

  • Archives

%d bloggers like this: