It was like a dream. And I was in it.
I've been wanting to go to Amsterdam for several years now. Just to have the experience of riding a bicycle around the canal-lined streets. So with the Easter holidays arriving, travel credit saved up, and a friends house available for a visit, I jumped at the chance. Double-major-bonus-over-time that I could couple it with tulip season! Amazing, amazing.
My time in Holland was practically perfect. My trip basically consisted of four things: Riding a bicycle in Amsterdam, riding a bicycle though the coastal dunes to the beach, visiting the world-famous Keukenhof, and riding a bicycle past the fields and fields of tulips. (I know I missed a lot of paintings/museums, but that will be for a return visit when the cash is flowing). The weather was obliging and the bike trails endless. I can't believe how bike-friendly the entire country is! It was so refreshing to get around that way and I wish more of the world was as accommodating. Though I must say, there is the advantage to the land being as flat as a Dutch pancake.
I started out my journey by taking the ferry from Harwich to the Hook of Holland - the water was calm and the sun was bright. It was really wonderful actually. The pictures below will tell the rest of the story....
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