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Walking into the stereotype

Kinderdijk, Zaanse schans, Keukenhof, Volendam. These are just a few of the places in The Netherlands that get bus loads of tourists each day, but which I haven’t seen. While I was having dinner with my friends I mentioned I really wanted to see some classic Dutch hot spots, starting with the Zaanse Schans. One…

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