ASIS Abu Dhabi travel blog

Not much boat traffic yet.

Sharon stands at the bridge over one of the many canals in...

The accordion playing crew

This young Dutch guy serves up Poffertjes to eat.

Sharon had some and liked them. What's not to like about these...

Sharon walks the empty cobblestone streets to where we have lunch.

Great family bike set up

Time for a little lunch

The rest of the group at lunch. Sharon, Ursula and Carola

Yummy Bitterballen appetizer

IN the late afternoon we visit a popular place to eat called...

Boating Lake by the Dikke Muis restaurant.


My cousin was working a table at the market in a small town called Breukelen on this holiday weekend. Sharon, myself Carola and Ursula went to see Carolien at the market today. The town itself had most businesses closed except a restaurant or two.

Surrounded by canals, this quaint little town hosted this market on the waterfront. The entertainment was very Dutch with accordions playing and people singing in an outdoor area serving beer and other goodies. Sharon was encouraged, by me, to try some local foods such as poffertjes, which are small pancakes, local beer, and bitterballen, a Dutch deep fried appetizer.

Sharon experienced a typical Dutch holiday with families riding bikes, and boating on the canals, without it being touristy. I love the family bikes especially ones with the windshield for the front rider. It seemed as though everyone was out on their bikes today.

Lunch was enjoyed away from the market on a patio in the sun with Carola and her friend from Germany, Ursula.

Great non-touristy day!




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