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Are you ready to hear about another beautiful day in the Netherlands?

On Wednesday we took a train to Amsterdam, then transferred to a bus to Edam. I had read that Edam has a cheese market on Wednesdays, but discovered it’s only a big deal in July and August. And we were there in June. The market was just a few stalls selling produce.

But don’t worry, Edam was still a beautiful town worth visiting. We started our day at the Edam museum, located in the oldest house in Edam.

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And then we walked around the village. Gorgeous.

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I strolled by adorable homes…

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…and was a bit surprised to see that most of them had cows in their backyard!

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I guess I shouldn’t be surprised; it’s not like cheese grows on trees!

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From Edam we got on another bus to Marken, a charming fishing village. A bit sleepy, but amazing.

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Then we headed back to Haarlem. Here’s a nice photo of the church that dominates the main square.

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Dinner was Indonesian food. Did you know that Indonesia is a former Dutch colony?

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And as I was walking back toward the church, I noticed that it sold ice cream! All hail the church of Ice Cream, in the name of frosty treats, amen.

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