Here is part IV of our European Holiday Flash Pages. We found this town on a day trip to the outskirts of Amsterdam.
This is the small town of Volendam about an hour or so outside Amsterdam.
As you can see by the new building, the town has been settled on reclaimed land.
A little PDA (Public Display of Affection) going on in the township.
Smoked herring to the Dutch is what McDonald's is to American's.
Who's the rubber neck dressed in red?????
We've no idea how to pronounce what they're selling, but it looks great.
Even here we found Japanese tourists taking photo's. Believe it or not, they were taking pictures of a window mounted flower box.
We were pleasantly surprised to find that most of the Dutch spoke English. It made eating a lot easier.
Don't even think about having your own "1/4 acre" block in most parts of Europe.
I wonder what that is?
This is a local cheese factory we visited. Notice the unusual roof.
This still does not show how large the ferry terminal is.
We also visited a clog factory. The guy is hand making a pair while most of the clogs on the ceiling are manufactured mechanically. It takes about 30 to 40 minutes to hand make a pair of clogs, it only takes about 3 minutes by machine to do the same thing.
Did you know that there are two types of clogs? A farmers and a fisherman's. The fisherman's clog has a pronounced upwardly curled pointed toe so you can hook the net over the toe, leaving your hands free to pull more of the net in.