Monday, May 14 - Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Amsterdam!
So class, please take your seats and pay attention! Today we learn a little about Amsterdam and Holland and the Netherlands. The Netherlands is made up of 10 provinces, two of those being North and South Holland. These two, together are known as Holland. Holland is often used when referring to the Netherlands in total. The capital of North Holland is Haarlem, the capital of South Holland is Amsterdam. The capital of the Netherlands is Amsterdam. Class, are you paying attention?
We learned this ourselves when speaking with a kind lady in a Blue Delft store in Amsterdam on Monday. We spend almost the entire day in Amsterdam. By the way, we must give a great shout out to our daughter Candace who is helping us with this blog. It has already become very difficult to add images and text blocks to the blog from over here, but oddly enough we can upload photos very quickly to the internet. So, Candace is helping us with the building of the blog and we will provide the details. So here we go on our tour for Monday. And what a tour it was!