This may have just been coincidence, but as many times that I saw Giethoorn mentioned, I figured I may need to check it out. Several times before my Rhine River cruise last month, Conde Naste had posted a short video about this cute little town in the Netherlands on Facebook. The video was quite intriguing, so I remembered it. When we met up with my German cousin in Amsterdam, out the blue she mentioned this same town. Her neighbor had fallen in love with it and highly suggested a visit. And when I picked up a brochure on day trips from Amsterdam, there it was, mentioned again.
Well then! We must check it out, right? YES!!
We decided to venture a bit (actually a lot) off the beaten path on our way back from Bruges to Amsterdam to see for ourselves what all this attention was about.
Whenever I take a cruise that includes a significant investment in airfare (i.e. Europe), I try to add a few a extra days pre/post cruise. Why not? I'm already there, so I take advantage of the opportunity whenever my schedule allows it.
I did just that last month both before and after my Rhine River cruise. Prior to, I spent a few days in Zurich and explored the beautiful surrounding region. I'll share more about my time after in Amsterdam in another post.
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