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North Holland: Zaanse Schans

21 Jan

Still within North Holland, Piggletino decided that the trip wasn’t complete without checking out Netherlands’ famous windmills. Where else to visit but Zaanse Schans village?OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Zaanse Schans is a popular tourist attraction by the Zaan river, that still preserves the industrial heritage of windmills, many of which are still working mills. Some of the mills are mustard mills, some sawmills and some oilmills. Here’s Piggletino inside a windmill! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Some windmills have an entrance fee of about 2-4 euros, which is fairly reasonable given the need to maintain these traditional trades. It’s an interesting sight to watch how the windmills function as they pick up speed when the winds approach!
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Piggletino shall soon be leaving North Holland after this. Hope you have all enjoyed reading about his little journey! Where to shall he go next?

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North Holland: Volendam

18 Jan

Piggletino is on a boat! Ah, such a beautiful day out at sea… OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

…but after awhile, the winds got a little too harsh for the little pig…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

…he quickly hopped off and dashed into the Cheese Factory at Volendam! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

That was where Piggletino was headed to!
This cheese factory has a live demonstration and a factory that made its own cheese. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This is where the demonstrations take place, where you will learn about cheese making process, its equipment and techniques etc, before heading back up to the shop front to select your favourite cheese.
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But as usual, one greedy little pig decided to head out for some photos with the wheels of cheese! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA