...ended up as an attempt to purchase and consume as many treats as possible in a one hour window.
Our first stop of the day was in Alkmaar, which is known for a popular cheese market. The travel guide called this town the "Wisconsin of Holland," because they're passionate about both beer and cheese there. I can attest to the cheese part. And what's cheese without bread? And why not throw in an apple tart? And they were selling REALLY BIG stroop waffles on our way out of town. Oh, and we had to try authentic boterkoek, right?
But let me just tell you, I'm in love with small town Holland. I want to move here, ride a bike, and eat lots of cheese forever and ever. Oh, and live in a house that looks like this:
Yup, I like it here.