Good morning, guys!
I have pa pala one last blog entry about our Amsterdam trip a couple of months back. I was too lazy to post it na but looking at the photos now, it will be a pity not to share these extra pretty places called Edam and Volendam. Para kang nasa loob ng isang postcard when you’re there.
During the last days of our stay with Papa, he took Peachy and I too see Edam and Volendam. After ito niya mag-swear in as a Dutch citizen. The ceremony was held in the morning. We had lunch and went na to make pasyal. It’s around an hour’s drive lang from Amsterdam.
Edam is a village in the North Holland province of The Netherlands that has a community of 7,000 residents. When you’re there, it’s as if you’re transported back to the 17th century! You have to know also that Edam is the original source of the well, Edam cheese. Lelz.
Outfit of the day first.
Yuh. Namasyal ako ng naka-semi formal attire. Good thing the weather cooperated at hindi ako nanginig sa lamig while going around.
I saw the Edam Town Hall.
This Town Hall was built in 1737. It’s still in in active use for marriage ceremonies daw.
Check out how pretty this little village is. Parang Instagram worthy kahit yung mga canals nila. Pero iba naman kasi ang canals in Amsterdam compared to the canals of Manila.
This is the St. Nicolas Church. It’s also known as the Grote Kerk and it was built in the early 15th century. It was rebuilt in the 17th century after it was damaged by a fire caused by a lighting that struck it. I wish we were able to go inside that church. Astig siguro bilang it’s mega old na.
When you’re at Edam, you can just walk around and around and around following the cobbled streets. Don’t wear heels dito or wedges if you don’t like to sprain or twist your ankles while walking. Hindi flat yung streets.
Before going to Edam pala, we went to Volendam first. Papa already took us here when were younger. We were forced to wear the Dutch traditional costume and pose for the camera. Papa still has that photo with him somewhere. Kung hindi ako nagkakamali, naka-frame and display pa ata yung sa house niya. I’ll show it to you when I see it again.
In Volendam, we brought Peachy to a wooden shoe factory. I cannot imagine using wooden shoes pero Papa said that according to the locals, they’re really very comfortable. Once you get used to using it, hindi ka na daw babalik sa normal shoes.
Volendam is also in the municipality of Edam-Volendam. This is a fishing village with a population of 22,000. We went straight to the harbor where you can see the old fishing boats.
Volendam is famous also for their Herring…
And Papa showed us how to eat it.
The weather was perfect when we were there.
On our way to Edam, we passed by this dike. I was curious because a saw a bench on top so Papa pulled over.
Ang ganda sa taas mga bakla. You can see that the water on the other side of the dike was much higher than the land on the other side.
Yeah, everyone had to have their photos taken on that bench. Hahahaha!
It was like a scene out of a movie. Parang ang sarap din magjogging dun sa taas ng dike. It was hot, cold and windy at the same time. Ang sarap din tumambay there ng may ka-holding hands and magkwentuhan until sunset. I’m going to bring Alvin and Anika here when we go back next year. Matutuwa tiyak yung dalawa.
Ang sarap magbaksyon! Let’s work more so we can vacation harder.
Hahahaha! Have a great day guys!