ShawnLiv Central Europe Travel – Day 9

My Central Europe Travel

Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, France

Day 9: Amsterdam (14 Dec 2015)

Breakfast at Radisson Hotel
Today first stop was Volendam Fishing Village.Volendam is a town in North
Holland, 20 kilometres north of Amsterdam. Sometimes called “the pearl of the Zuiderzee”, this place is a highly popular tourist destination.

Authentic houses
Here, you’ll find many Dutch clichés, including the traditional costumes and wooden shoes.
Quick Snack
Next, heading to Zaanse Schans.
Zaanse Schans is one of the highlights of the Netherlands. Packed with windmills, traditional crafts and museums.

Windmills at Zaanse Schans
In the Zaan region, Western Europe’s oldest industrial area, there used to be more than 600 windmills running at the same time.

The mills are used for sawing wood and grinding oil, flower, spices and colourings.
Cheese Farm Shop
A cheesemaker amid the windmills and the watery polder.The final product is a conveniently-sized, small-format cheese in various flavours. It is easy to take home. Besides, the shop also offers a selection of Dutch souvenirs.

Wooden Shoe Shop
The warehouse was originally used by the Molenaar company (which made baby food) in Westzaan.
The wooden shoe workshop is located in ‘De Vreede’ warehouse (1750), which was previously used to store grain and snuff.
The wooden shoe workshop also includes a large shop with wooden shoes to wear in all colours and sizes as well as miniature clogs, clog slippers and key rings

Giant wooden clogs just outside the Zaanse Schans Clog Workshop.
Dessert Times
Collect our photo (EU 10) that taken in the entrance of Zaanse Schans.
After that, visit Diamond factory at Amsterdam.
Last, City Sightseeing Amsterdam (+the Red Light District).
1,281: That’s the number of bridges in all of Amsterdam. There are 80 bridges within the center of Amsterdam. Magere Brug, also known as the Skinny Bridge, is the most famous bridge in the city.

50% of its land lies less than one meter above sea level. Schiphol is actually 4.5 meters below sea level.

The houses in Amsterdam while very tall and beautiful, as also very narrow. This was done because people were taxed on the amount of space their house took up on the street.

With an average height of 184 cm for men and 170 cm for women, Dutchies are the tallest people in the world.

The Red Light District.
Last, dinner and back to hotel.
End of day 9

The Links
ShawnLiv Central Europe Travel – Day 1 & 2
ShawnLiv Central Europe Travel – Day 3
ShawnLiv Central Europe Travel – Day 4
ShawnLiv Central Europe Travel – Day 5
ShawnLiv Central Europe Travel – Day 6
ShawnLiv Central Europe Travel – Day 7
ShawnLiv Central Europe Travel – Day 8
ShawnLiv Central Europe Travel – Day 9
ShawnLiv Central Europe Travel – Day 10
ShawnLiv Central Europe Travel – Day 11 & 12

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