Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Amsterdam - Cheese, Windmills and Clogs

Time for another Amsterdam post. It already seems like I took the trip ages ago, time flies so fast but I'm glad that I haven't gotten round to blogging about it much yet so I get to relive the happy memories.

This post is all about three things that Holland is famous for Cheese, Windmills and Clogs! No matter where you go you can't get away from them.
This fabulous cheese shop was on one of the main shopping streets in Amsterdam, looks at all those lovely yellow rounds in the window. I have to admit that I really do like cheese, give me a plate of cheese and biscuits to scoff and I'm a happy bunny.On the Saturday I jumped on an organised excursion - part of which took in a little cheese making farm where we got a quick demonstration from this lovely lady all dressed up in traditional garb.Cheese making wasn't the only demonstration we got that day though as we went to a little clog making workshop too. I loved the clog making demo with the noisy machines and the smell of wood. And look at all those clogs hanging from the ceiling!I did resist the temptation to buy a pair, but now I wish I hadn't. I could just picture me now strutting down Chippenham High Street trend setting in my wooden shoes, lol!! ;-)The main reason for me wanting to take the trip though was the search for windmills. Surely it would be sacrilege to travel to Holland without seeing a windmill or two.We arrived at the windmills just in time to catch the tail end of the evening light. Unfortunately we weren't treated to a dramatic sunset, but it was really pretty just the same.

2 comments:

Amanda said...

I don't know which I like best, but I think the windmills win, they look terrific in the late afternoon light.

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Cheese, clogs, windmills ... now we need the tulips! Were they out yet when you visitied the Keukenhof?