Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Go West

We were itching to go somewhere this weekend, so we decided to explore the western Netherlands. We boarded the train early Saturday morning, and only three hours later, we were on the other side of the country! {Of course that prompted the land surveyor to do some internet research and we discovered that Fremont County (where we lived in Wyoming) is about 3/4 the size of Holland.} The Netherlands may be small, but it is packed full of culture, architecture, and beautiful scenery.

We started off in The Hague. It is the seat of the Dutch government and is the third largest city in the Netherlands. It was chilly and rainy when we were there, and we were kind of wimpy, but we did see quite a bit of it. 

It is always fun to see something familiar in a whole new way! It was too chilly to try one, though.


We got back on the train and rode just a little ways to the town of Delft. Delft is most famous for its pottery, appropriately called Delftware.

We didn't go on a factory tour to see the pottery made, but it was everywhere to buy. Delft is a quaint little town. They were having a large market where we found American style cupcakes, and they have a HUGE city center area with a big open area. It was still very, very rainy, but we did walk around and enjoy the town. 

This was the beautiful train station.

Trying to capture just how far this church tower was leaning. It was definitely not where it once was!

It was a great daily outing, and we really, really enjoyed those cupcakes!


  1. I can't believe how cool all the buildings are. Oh how I wish I was there to explore with you & practice our Dutch. :-)

  2. Oh, the Dutch is soooooo not coming along. I think I need someone to practice with! Get yourself here!