After three days in Amsterdam, our group of six women walked down to the pier where our home for the next seven days was docked…the Merlijn. What a beautiful, comfortable barge.
We were met by our hosts Henk and Jantien and shown our rooms. By the end of the trip I felt like I had a new family. Henk, Jantien and the staff Felix, Lidia and Bernard were so welcoming it was a wonderful home away from home.
While we sailed for Haarlem, we had a welcome toast and orientation, enjoyed the views, had a lovely dinner.
After a glimpse of the next day’s agenda, we headed out for a night walk.
The pattern was set. Bicycle during the day while the Merlijn sailed to meet us. Relax, dine, hear about the plans for the following day, and enjoy an evening stroll. Check out the “A night on the town” post.