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A day in the Dutch countryside. This museum windmill called de Breek can be found in the Etersheimer Braakpolder. The polder which was created in 1632 is located between Edam and Hoorn. Here you can find the lowest point in the Province North Holland: 6,60 meters ( 21,7 ft) below the sea level! After the flooding disaster of January 1916 the clay from this polder was used to rebuild and fortify the dike along the Zuiderzee. The nearby Beemster polder is famous for its cheese and we found a cheese vending machine! The cafe les deux ponts made a great stop for coffee and apple pie.

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Dordrecht originated at the beginning of the 11th C at the confluence of the Merwede and Thuredrith rivers. Dordrecht was given city rights in 1220, which makes it the oldest city in Holland. Due to its location between Rotterdam and Antwerp Dordrecht became a trade city. Wool, cloth, grain, timber and wine were the goods that were traded. Its ‘Golden Age’ was between 1350-1450. Between 1368 and 1806 the coins of Holland were minted in the city. During the 80 Years war with Spain (1568-1648) Dordrecht played an important role: in 1572 representatives of 12 cities gathered in Dordrecht to join together in the struggle against Philips II of Spain. They decided to support William of Orange and recognized him as Stadhouder, earning Dordrecht the nickname ‘birthplace of the Netherlands’. Dordrecht boasts more than 1000 listed buildings and is wel worth a visit! Don’t miss the exhibition ‘In het licht van Cuyp’ at the Dordrechts museum (till March 6th 2022).

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The old church was built in the 14th C as a Catholic church dedicated to St Nicholas. Today, Dec 5 th, the Dutch celebrate St Nicholas Day. According to our tradition St Nicholas (Sinterklaas) comes with his assistants (they are all called Piet and have different tasks) from Spain on a steamboat🚢. They arrive in the middle of Nov. In the following weeks the Pieten will walk over the rooftops and listen down the chimneys to find out whether the children are well behaved. All well behaved children will receive gifts🎁 In those weeks before Dec 5th children can place their shoe under the chimney( or central heating😃) with a carrot for the horse of Sinterklaas. The next morning they will find a small gift or a chocolate letter( first letter of their name). In the past, children who misbehaved were taken by Piet in a burlap sack back to Spain🙃Sinterklaas has a big book with all the information about the behavior of the children. Tonight there will be a knock on the door and on the doorstep there will be a big basket full of presents🎁🎁🎁 We eat speculaas ( windmill cookies) and pepernoten (little spiced biscuits).

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