The Bike & Barge Tour of Holland 2004

 

Day 1 in Holland

The Club spent the first morning in Holland with a special tour of the city of Delf, prior to heading for the barges.

 
 

Touring Delf

The Club was treated to a walking tour of this 16th Century city just South of Amsterdam

 
 

The Trip Starts

The Zeeland heads for the locks in Amsterdam, heading for our first night of docking

 
 

Relaxing

Club members relaxing on the Zeeland, as they cross the Westeinderplassen

 
 

The Warm up

On Saturday night we headed out for a warm up run

 
 

Day 2

Our 1st break, on our biking trip to Leiden on Sunday Morning

 
 

Group Photo

All of Sunday's bikers pose for a picture prior to having lunch.

 
 

Time to Relax

Neil, Russell, Robert & Sonny relax after biking, by playing a friendly game of cribbage

 
 

Planning Session

Club members on the Tijdgeest discuss the biking for Day # 3 with Sandra one of the biking guides.

 
 

After Dinner Stroll

Our guides, after dinner, took Club members on a walk in the old city of Leiden

 
 

Day 3

Getting Ready for the day's biking, which included a stop at the world famous flower gardens of Keukenhof

 
 

Harvesting the Tulips

On the way to Keukenhof, Club members traveled through fields of tulips being prepared, to get the bulbs ready for market

 
 

The Gardens of Keukenhof

Mary Ann, Jean & Connie enjoying the flowers of Keukenhof

 
 

A Canvas of Color

The flower garden of Keukenhof

 
 

The Queen of the Night

The newly developed black tulips, called the Queen of the Night

 
 

Good Company

Beverly, Cliff and Lila stop a for a minute during their tour of the Keukenof

 
 

Majestic Colors

The flower garden of Keukenhof

 
 

Unlimited Colors

The Flower garden of Keukenhof

 
 

Dazzling Display of Colors

The flower garden of Keukenhof

 
 

Stepping Stones

Phil, Janet, Kathleen and Rose take the stepping stones to get to the next section of the gardens

 
 

Spring at Keukenhof

 
 
 

Heading Out

Club members head out for Harrlem, after touring the flower gardens of Keukenhof

 
 

On the Road Again

Club Members heading toward Harrlem

 
 

At Home in Haarlem

A veiw from the Zeeland as it docks in Haarlem

 
 

Dinner Is Ready

Mary Ann, Tammy, Kathryn and Connie dishing out dinner on the Zeeland

 
 

The Food Was Great

Edward, Kathleen, Bill and Maureen (back to camera)

at dinner enjoy Linda's great cooking

 
 

Good Dinner Talk

Irene, Jean and Richard share biking stories from today's biking tour.

 
 

To the Rescue

Klaas, one of our biking guides, help's Hans save the dike.

 
 

Lunch Break

Part of the group poses for a picture at the open air museum at Zaanse Schans

 
 

Canal Crossing

Club members cross a canal on the way to Alkmaar, the next overnight stop on our tour

 
 

The Zeeland

The Zeeland, at the dock in Alkmaar, our home for the next two nights

 
 

On the Way to the North Sea

A brief stop on our way to the North Sea area of Schoorl ann Zee

 
 

At the North Sea

The biking group poses at the dunes on the North Sea

 
 

A Ski Club Site

Club members took a break just outside Bergen, where a local ski club has a practice ski hill just off the dunes.

 
 

Alkmaar

The main square in Alkmaar

 
 

Our Crew

The crew of the Zeeland with Klaas. Guys a job well done, Thanks!

 
 

Morning Break

The group stops for a break and to tour a windmill on our way to Hoorn

 
 

A Great View

The Club was treated to a great view from this working windmill.

 
 

Inside The Windmill

Cliff and Lila heading back down from the top of the windmill.

 
 

Shoe Shopping

Maureen is all smiles for she thinks she is at a shoe store

 
 

Heading to Hoorn

Club Members are on their way to to the port city of Hoorn.

 
 

A Stroll around Hoorn

Club members take a walk around the port city of Hoorn.

 
 

Lunch in Hoorn

Jean, Karen, Edward and Kathleen enjoy lunch

 
 

Post Dinner Reading

Ken reads some politically correct stories to the group on the Zeeland

 
 

The Post Dinner Briefing

Klaas does his nightly briefing to the group on the next day's biking..................Go! Go! Go!

 
 

The Masters

On Friday the forecast was heavy rains and strong headwinds, but Edward, Ken, Klaas, Mary Ann, Sonny, Connie and Sandra did the biking from Purmerend to Amsterdam. We take our hats off to the "Magnificent Seven"

 
 

The Rest

The rest of the group traveled to Amsterdam via the barges

 
 

Our last Night

The crew of the Zeeland, pose with Club members on our last night in Amsterdam

 
 

The Tijdgeest

The crew and Club members share great stories and new friends on the last night in Amsterdam

 
 

Go.....Go.......Go!!!!!!

Our Biking Masters, Klaas and Ken give the the now famous biking call.

 
 

Dam Square

The old royal palace in Dam Square in Amsterdam

 
 

An Amsterdam Canal

The Singel Canal in the old town section of Amsterdam

 
 

Not Your Typical Coffee Shop

 
 
 

Over looking Amsterdam

Overlooking Dam Square and Damrak Street

 
 

Central Station

A canal in front of the Central Station in downtown Amsterdam

 
 

Heading Home

Heading east to the North Sea, enroute to Boston

 

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