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Holland & Belgium - Day 4

We have encountered some rain on our trip this morning....  a gloomy and a bit chilly arrival at Kinderdijk.  But still a great visit!  We had a local volunteer guide who talked about the windmills, the millers and water management.  We got to tour one of the mills still in operation - although some steep steps! 

We are back on board the ship and will have a lecture about the Deltaworks.  That will be followed by lunch while we sail for the small town of Willemstad for a walking tour (hopefully without rain).

This evening we have a reception for our group in one of the lounges, followed by a beer tasting/lecture for everyone then dinner and evening entertainment from in-house entertainer, Titi.  Last night after dinner we enjoyed a classical music trio - and they were terrific!


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