From Amsterdam to Wijk bij Duurstede

After a day exploring Amsterdam and seeing thousands of bikes...

   

we went to the Schiphol Airport to meet our fellow bikers. A bus took us to Zaanse Schans village where we watched a young man make wooden shoes at a mechanical lathe, and of course a shop stocked floor to ceiling with painted wooden shoes, none of which did we buy.

   

Then it was to the barge, and off we went.

    

After tying up at Wijk bij Duurstede, we took a hike into the walled town, came upon a birthday party, circled a castle, and saw the sun go down and the lights come up on the first day.