Haarlem was a short train ride away from Amsterdam, and though I went mainly for the Ten Boom Huis, I took an hour to stroll through the Grote Markt, fresh fruit salad and kiwi-banana juice in hand.
St. Bavo Kerk//Church of St. Bavo
The first thing I noticed walking into the church: The floor is made entirely of grave slabs. Morbidly fascinating. The next feature to grab my attention was the gaudy, looming organ that was once played by Mozart.
Then I wandered along the canals, cone of fries in hand, enjoying the spring flowers popping up everywhere.
I couldn’t leave The Netherlands without seeing a traditional wind mill up close!