Windmills, Wooden Clogs and a day in Amsterdam
Trip Start Apr 27, 2010
12Trip End May 08, 2010
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In the afternoon, the students were given an official guided tour of the city and the area. It was certainly an eye-opening cultural experience as the students learned about the history of the city and the realities of the culture of Amsterdam. Several good discussions took place with students as they asked about some of the laws and customs of the city.
The students also had the chance to visit a cheese farm, see how wooden clogs and cheese is made, and made a photo stop at the Dutch national symbol - the windmill
We finished the evening with a very sobering visit to the most famous building in Amsterdam - the Anne Frank House. Arriving at 9pm and silently walking through the house, students were able to learn all about Anne's tragic story and toured the actual house where she and her family hid for several years. It was very emotional and students were able to put a face to the horrors that we learned about in the morning on our tour of the Jewish Quarter.
Tomorow is our final day on tour, an the students are still going strong. More updates and pictures to follow!