dinsdag 29 april 2014

The King's birthday

Flags on top of the church

and in the streets.

On this day we eat a sweet goody called Tompouce. It's a well known pastry in the Netherlands. It's made of puff pastry, pastry cream and it's topped with a layer of icing. Normally the icing is pink, but for King's Day it's orange. Eating it can be a challenge, there are different techniques.

Tastes delicious but..

hard to eat.

donderdag 24 april 2014

A windmill and a bridge

A couple of weeks ago I went on a little trip with a friend.

This windmill is build in 1772 and was renovated in 1983.
The name of the mill is De Haas, (The Hare)

The vertical lift bridge at Boskoop is one of three similar bridges over the river Gouwe. Because of its central location, the bridge characterizes the village skyline. A new bicycle path was added to the bridge during its renovation at the beginning of the nineties.