First countryside views from the train
Dikes and canals everywhere. And this bridge is one of the highest points in the country!
Under-roof bike parking at the Zwolle train station
First-class ticket, a compartment to myself, no idea that I'm on the wrong train...
Typical large windows in the front of the houses
A real-life windmill!
Sneek - Ground Zero for the Fijlstra Clan
My lodging in Sneek - clean, comfortable and friendly
The town square and the Onder de Linden restaurant (great lunch)
One of my goals for this trip - the Sneek Waterpoort (water gate)
Canal view from the Waterpoort
The "inside the city" view of the Waterpoort
Church across the street from Sneek's only 'Coffee Shop'
Sneek-view from my hotel window
Bike parking at the Sneek train station
Another view of the Waterpoort
The Tresoar Frisian Historical Center
My research center in Leeuwarden
Ijlst - the home of my great, great, great, great, great Grandfather Pieter Fokkes
Stavoren, former seaport, present-day lakeport
No trip to the Netherlands would be complete without a visit to Amsterdam...
Amsterdam Central Train Station
Canals of Amsterdam
The Dam Square
I passed on the Wax Museum
The Royal Palace
The Anne Frank House
More Amsterdam architecture
Popeye and his water pipe
Yet more Amsterdam architecture
One last view of the Sneek Waterpoort at night
Forget the U.S. Surgeon General's warnings, this is serious!