Bacharach & The Rhine River Valley

On Saturday, we travelled from Amsterdam & Haarlem to the open-air museum in Arnhem, which is set up like an old Dutch town from centuries ago, with various types of windmills, storefronts, farmhouses, and barns.  It was great to get a taste of how life was for this area so long ago.  One of the great things about this tour is the balance of large cities and attractions with small and quaint historical corners of Europe.

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Amsterdam & Haarlem

On Thursday I took the train from Amsterdam to Haarlem to meet up with my tour group. It was about a 20 minute walk from my hotel to the train station, and then about 10 from the Haarlem station to our hotel. This doesn’t sound like a big deal until you strap a 20+ lb backpack on my back, and a 5+ lb day bag, and then it’s another story.  I’m glad that I will only have to do that between locations.

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