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A Day In Utrecht

overcast 5 °C

Wow what a great town. It's like a little Amsterdam but cleaner, less people...but with all the great shops, canals and restaurants. The canals here are a little different and more interesting than Amsterdam. They have two levels...the lower was originally cellars or storage areas for the shops above and now serve as eateries and restaurants. Worth a look and something to eat as busy busy happens above you.
We were told about 'Oliviers' Cafe which looks just that from the road but when you open the door and go inside it opens up into an old church.
Apparently at some point in history...Catholic Churches were forbidden...so what looked originally like a normal house in the street was in fact a church. Great food served in this unique place and very much worth a visit.

John found an aboriginal museum and also the extra special singing Boatie...we didn't get a photograph just videos and we'll try to upload this sometime soon. Because the singing boatie plays an Xmas tune - John puts it on Facebook for an Xmas greeting for our sons, their wives and the five grandchildren.

Late tonight we Skype our boys as its Xmas morning in Australia...giving us a much needed fix from missing the kids and the grandsons.

Posted by BioC12 13:15 Archived in Netherlands

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