May 1998 I visited The Netherlands for the first time in 19 years
! I found that in the meantime an additional substantial network
of highways through the entire country had been built. The weather
was alternating between tropical (30
C) and yukkie cold for me (12 C). But I had a great time. I even
went to visit my cyberpal Gert Jan Veenstra, whose paintings I
have displayed on another
page.Here follow some of the pictures I took.
On Wednesday, May 20th 1998 the European Champions Cup Final football
match was held at the new Amsterdam Arena between Juventus (Italy)
and Real Madrid (Spain). Real Madrid won 1 : 0 .
In the photo at right you can see some supporters of Real Madrid
enjoying themselves in Amsterdam before the match, wearing crazy
high hats and the scarves in the colours of their Club.
Wednesday, 20 May 1998
picture was taken from one of those sightseeing tour boats you
can take through the Amsterdam canals. As you can see from the
writing at the side of this boat: it is a floating coffee shop.
May the Chestnut trees were in bloom all over Holland. Some had
white, some had cream and some had pink blossoms.