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Sunday, 27 February 2011

Beanie's Trip to Holland, Day Three

On Wednesday, me and Andrea got up really early and it was still dark!!

We left the youth hostel straight away without stopping for breakfast. Andrea said not to worry as she'd got some snacks for later. On the way out, we saw a lorry with little drawings on the side!

Then we had a bus ride!!

 And ended up here at Centraal Station again!!!

We got on a double decker train! I wonder where we're going....?

Well, we're off.....

We got off here at a place called Hilversum. Andrea said we had to get another train!

This one went through very pretty countryside! We saw lots of ponies and horses!

Then Andrea got out some coconut cookies for breakfast!
They're a funny colour but they're tasty!

We tied one of my wonderful cards to the little table!

Then we got off at Groningen. Hang on - I know somebody that lives here....!

SULLIVAN's BACK!!! And Hammie too!! All three of us met up at the station!
How exciting!!!

First of all, we went through the big hall. It's so pretty here!

Gosh, that's amazing...!

Then we went outside and saw this horse statue. Hammie said there was a song all about him!

All three of us had our picture taken!

Then we walked into town and did some window shopping.

We then stopped for lunch. Me and Hammie put our napkins on so we wouldn't spill our food down our fronts! (Andrea does that a lot, specially when she eats spagetti!!!)

Andrea took this picture of our prawn sandwich but it came out very dark.

Hammie's camera was much better and took this one!! Sullivan got very upset because C ordered a cannibal sandwich forgetting that Sullivan was with us.
(Ed's note: this photo came from either Hammie's or Sullivan's blog so we haven't got a copy of it)

Hammie gave me a present from his holiday to a Dutch island with a very long name. Hammie has better pictures on his blog!!

It's really a fridge magnet of a red lighthouse!! I really must try and get Andrea to get a decent camera, you know.....!
I said Hammie could choose a present from my backpack just like Sullivan did. He chose the red feather that I found at Centraal Station on Monday!! We forgot to take pictures of that, but Hammie has some nice ones!

Then we went outside and saw the Martini Tower!!

I remember Sullivan telling me all about this tower!

Later on, we found this sculpture street map of Groningen!

We had fun trying to work out where we were!!

Now, where do we go next??

Hammie and Sullivan then took me here! Oh I love it here!!

Oh wow!! Hammie said that's a sundial!!

Then we all went tree climbing!!

Hammie nearly fell out but we helped him!!

Then we found a bush to climb on! This one's easier!

Later on, we found a grafitti of toilet paper!!! hahahaaaa!

We saw a funny elephant too!!

Oh wow!! That's a fancy building!!

Oh look at this!! It's a drain cover with the Martini Tower on it!!

Then we went into an Art Shop that Hammie knew! We met Manny Kin!

Downstairs we found some picture frames!

Sullivan took this picture of me and Andrea!!!

And we took this one of Sullivan and C!!!

Later on, we went to Hammie and Sullivan's favourite shop! We saw this friendly little mouse!

After that, we went out for a stroopwaffel! These are yummy!!!

We found another drain cover thingy with Celtic knotwork on the tops!

Later on, we saw this really nice boat!

Lots of buildings in Holland seem to have pictures on the outsides....!!!!

Well, it was then nearly time for me and Andrea to head back to Amsterdam. At the station, we saw double decker bicycle racks!! That's so funny!!!

We had enough time to stop for a drink and a cookie!

Hammie's Uncle Harry even got me a present too!! Chocolate covered Fudge!!
That was so nice of him!!!!! I like Uncle Harry!!!

Then it was time for me to get the train. We all had a big hug to say goodbye!!

They even waved me off on the train!!!!!

On the way back to Amsterdam, we changed here at Amersfoort. It was snowing heavily when we arrived here and was REALLY COLD!!!!!

When we got to Amsterdam Centraal Station, it had turned to hail!!!

Everybody was rushing to get on trams!! The tram was so busy, we couldn't get our camera out to take pictures!!

We got safely back to Leidseplein and decided to go to the Grand Cafe for dinner.

OK, now for some more bad (dark) pictures!!!!!!
Here I am sitting there with a beer!!!

Andrea managed to work out how to get a thing called "Night Setting" on the camera, but I don't think it made a heap of difference!!! That's supposed to be the remains of our cheeseburger and fries dinner and me sitting next to the plate!!
(we managed to lighten it up on the computer!!!)

It WAS rather good though, and just the right thing for a cold snowy evening!!

Then, we carefully walked back to the Youth Hostel. It was still hailing, and you can just see that it's even settling a little!!!!

Oh what an exciting day!! I'm pooped now...!


  1. And another really cool day!
    We had so much fun!

  2. Wow, what an exciting and beautiful trip!!!
    I can see you exahusted in the last photo :)))

  3. What a great trip! You must be very far off the ground in a double decker train!

  4. It was so great to be together!!!

  5. Excellent posting Hammie - I think I saw a different view of the trip on Hammie's blog, and Sullivan's too!