Arrival in Edam

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The Voorhaven Canal

This is a brief account of the TB meet-up that Keiko (KeikoCreative) organised in May. The aim was to explore some of the towns and villages in the Waterland area of The Netherlands, which lies a few miles to the north-east of Amsterdam. The meet-up officially began on the Saturday, but I arrived early on Friday after travelling overnight to Amsterdam on the Eurolines coach from London, an arrangement more or less dictated by the unwonted activity of an an unpronounceable volcano in Iceland.

Keiko was kind enough to meet me at the coach station, and we then headed out to Edam where I was staying. After a couple of hours sightseeing I attempted to check-in at my very small hotel, but to our consternation it was locked and no-one answered the bell; it was like the Marie Celeste.

This is about as busy as it gets in Edam
However, a phone call ascertained that the proprietor was out shopping, and twenty minutes later he turned up, very apologetic - perhaps that is why he gave me a double room when I had booked a single! After an inspection of the quarters Keiko headed back to Amsterdam, at least in theory, while I had a much-needed shower and shave. Then after an hour or so I too made tracks for 'dam, only to find Keiko still at Edam bus station - apparently she had been unable to resist a further perambulaton in what is certainly a very attractive and picturesque little town.

Back in Amsterdam Keiko had to return home, but I was very pleased that Sonja had suggested that we meet for dinner as she was unable to come to the meet-up proper. The next few hours passed very pleasantly as I became reacquainted not only with Sonja but also with the size of Dutch portions, not to mention the excellent habit of serving frites with everything. But all too soon it was time for me to catch the bus back to Edam and the strange little hotel.

KeikoCreative says:
Yes I'm stucked taking all the photos of Edam:P Indeed a really beautiful place:)
Posted on: Jun 11, 2010
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The Voorhaven Canal
The Voorhaven Canal
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This is about as busy as it gets …
Damplein; a picturesque location b…
Damplein; a picturesque location …
View along the Voorhaven Canal, ta…
View along the Voorhaven Canal, t…
The rather wonky building that is …
The rather wonky building that is…
Another view from the bridge over …
Another view from the bridge over…
I love the bridges!
I love the bridges!
My little hotel
My little hotel
Another bridge
Another bridge
Voorhaven Canal
Voorhaven Canal
Voorhaven Canal
Voorhaven Canal
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There is much evidence of religio…
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Oh, dear ...
Edam Hotels & Accommodations review
Basic Accommodation in a Picturesque Location
My first impression was not particularly good, as the hotel was locked and the proprietor absent when I arrived to check in, although it was at the ti… read entire review
Edam
photo by: peppertm