The Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized natio... [read more]
Date: September 23rd 2005
So, first stop, Haarlem. It was only a 20 minute drive from Schipol (everything is only 20 minutes drive away in Holland!).
Once we got into town though, we drove around for a good 15 minutes looking for a place to park ! Working the street parking for the first time was a challenge too. With no coins in pocket, we 'had to' have breakfast first. ... read more