Dutch Waterways

posted by Ian Lewis in Club Meetings

What a great evening we had on 2nd Nov in the company of our very own Bill Scott!

Bill took us on a tour of Holland through images he captured whilst cruising the Dutch waterways earlier this year. We were taken of course to Amsterdam - a superbly photogenic city with its many canals and quaint bridges. We also discovered that a number of the tall narrow houses are leaning outwards - quite considerably! This is apparently due to the being built on land reclaimed from water! Have to say it must be an odd feeling being upstairs in one of these!! Then there's the museums - particularly the Rijksmuseum - full of great old Dutch Masters (didn't see any by Hertz Van Rental though!) including Rembrandt's 'The Night Watch'. Surprisingly you can apparently take photos inside - as Bill proved with shots of paintings and people viewing!

But of course there wasn't just Amsterdam - there was The Hague, Rotterdam - and Delft with its familiar blue and white pottery. And of course there were the iconic windmills - some pumping water out of the dykes and some engaged in actually milling! As Bill visited Holland in the spring - there were, of course, tulips and narcissi gracing the parks and gardens.

A superb evening Bill - we all thoroughly enjoyed seeing your images and listening to the story of your visit! We now wait for your next travelogue!


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