Boating in Holland - Part 4
|Mini world museum Rotterdam|
Mini World is - without doubt - the best model railway I have ever seen. The attention to detail defies belief. They recreate areas of Holland from sections of Rotterdam's Europort, to polders, to farms, to pre-war and post-war architecture. And they recreate modern day scenes such as a music festival, an archaeological dig with dinosaur bones and a beach with a nudie section. They even have emegency scenes such as a building on fire and a plane crashed into a roof. The lights dim about every 20
|River Maas Rotterdam|
Back at our boat we got cracking with laundry. Fortunately Veerhaven had a launderette. We had four full loads. A wash costs €2.50 and a dry costs €2.50. Much cheaper than most other laundrettes. While that was going on we caught up on comms, our diaries and logs, sizing and saving photos and all the stuff we probably don't actually need, but like to record.
|Picasso statue Rotterdam|
Rotterdam is so completely different to Amsterdam. It was hit
|Euromast from Het Park Rotterdam|
|Our favourite store - everything is organic|
Delft is a gorgeous place. A student town, so it has a fun feel. They have preserved their old buildings and kept as much of the history as possible. It has lots of green trees and waterways with lilies in
|Belgian beers in Delft|
Our road side stop outside Delft wasn't great. For some reason our boat water was cold. Icy showers for both of us. We had big barges belting past on the one side of our boat and cars and lorries on the other. The following day we decided to give up on Delft and head for Leiden. As we were going through Delft we saw an open space. We instantly changed our minds and grabbed the parking place. The marina rules say you can only berth for 24 hours but we weren't sure people
|Delftware in Delft|
I had invited a friend for supper, so we shopped up at Eko Plaza - our other favourite organic food store - and went back to the boat to make a meal. I got horribly carried away and ended up making a 4 course dinner. We had veggie rice paper wraps
For more on other places we have visited, go to the top of this page and open - My Holidays and Trips.
I will be back soon.