Thursday, October 16, 2014

Windmills and the Ann Frank house.

When I woke up this morning it was pouring rain. I decided to go to janse Shans anyway. This like pioneer village but with windmills.

By the time I got to central station the rain had stopped. On the bus I met two American women - my age who were going out there too. We talked, compared notes and decided to walk around together. We went out to the last windmill and then started back. There was a sawmill, a spice mill a cacao shop where you could make your own chocolate and lots of others. We went in one and up to the second floor and out on the deck. That one was a paint grinder. He mixed and ground colors.
We grazed on chocolate, cheese and specula cookies. I watched an artisan make pewter spoons with hot pewter and hand moulds. One of his moulds for a plate was 300 years old.
Time to eat. Dutch pancakes with bacon and cheese and for dessert we shared one with strawberries and whipped cream.

Back to Amsterdam and I went back to the cheese museum to show the young man my Mammoth cheese postcard from Ingersoll cheese museum. I had promised to return and show it to him. I gave him the card and he gave me a cheese museum key chain.

The lineup for the Anne Frank huis was 45 minutes long but I stayed (they had free wifi outside.)

It is a moving exhibit

I'm now down the street eating vegetable and meat ball soup, having a beer an staring at the decorations. I will try to take a picture of the legs lamp and post it on Facebook.

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