The day the ladies arrived, we drove home and had a simple lunch after exchanging some gifts. We then went to the center of Amersfoort for a trip on the canals. I find our city looks so different when seen from the water level.
We followed a tradition that we have had for years whenever my mother arrives in Holland. Our first night, we got out to the local pancake farm to eat Dutch pancakes. These are similar to crepes only a little larger. They are ordered with your choice of toppings which can be sweet or savoury.
It was so obvious that we have all been emailing for a number of years as we all seemed to really know each other already.
The second day and we drove to the villages of Bunschoten/Spakenburg. These flowers were just outside the museum we visited.
The museum is set up to look as though you are walking through a street in the village and able to peek into the windows of houses and shops. Click on any of the photos to enlarge them and see more details.
That evening we returned home and my quilt group came over to host a Dutch evening and show and tell for the visitors. Each person brought a typical dish or dessert for dinner. A couple of the members of the group explained what each dish was before we started our buffet dinner. After dinner, we shared a number of the quilts done over the years for our quilt themes and classes.
I want to thank all the ladies in the quilt group for making it such a memorable evening!