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Kinderdijk & Delft

Windmills and Blue Pottery

Bikes at Delft train station

Bikes at Delft train station

Gorgeous Delft

Gorgeous Delft

Windmills at Kinderdijk

Windmills at Kinderdijk


Moved onto Rotterdam to visit the UNESCO-listed windmills and the old town of Delft. Just used Rotterdam as a base - not very interesting in itself, no charm or atmosphere unfortunately. Took a while to get to Kinderdijk. "Waterbus" attendant left us and 3 other tourists high and dry at ferry stop without telling us there were no small ferry transfers to Kinderdijk for the next 2 hours! Nots something we expected from the clean and ordered Dutch. Luckily another waterbus came along and the attendant took us to another stop where we could walk to a bus stop to get to Kinderdijk. The rows of original windmills is certainly a site to see. A bit cold and windy (naturally!), we enjoyed our bratwurst and hot chocolates overlooking the windmills greatly. Food options in Rotterdam were not great - although we are staying in a less than favourable area I believe. A passable asian dinner saw us through until the next day when we explored Delft and The Hague. Delft is certainly worth a visit - a very quaint Amsterdam (with little or no "coffee shops"!). M thought it had the "Bath" feel - with canals. Delft blue pottery abounds here. M visited the Royal Delft factory where the real stuff is made - lovely. Travelled onto The Hague. Not overly impressed with The Hague itself so we boarded the train back to Delft and stayed for dinner where the food options are much more favourable.

On to Paris tomorrow!

Posted by adtamo 11:10 Archived in Netherlands

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