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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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