Netherlands Travel Pictures
Woerden, Leiden, Haarlem
Some pictures of a 3-day road trip through parts of the Netherlands in July 2004.
Part 1 on this page: Woerden, Leiden, Haarlem
Part 2: Marken, Enkhuizen, Franeker, Zutphen
Part 3: Pictures of Amsterdam from an earlier trip
Aristolochia Grandiflora, the largest flower in the world, in the Hortus Botanicus, the botanical gardens of Leiden. The flower smells of rotting meat, attracting flies for it's pollination
The entrance of the "Sweating Room" in the administrative building of Leiden University, where students used to tremble with anxienty before their exams. Graduates get to sign their names on the walls, and there are thousands of them scrawled all over
Car parking fees are generously high and parking fines even more so. We received two payment orders of about 170 Euros, from Euro Parking Collection in England, 19 months after we'd been there, for alledgedly "not paying parking fees". It seems Haarlem police have outsourced their fine collection to this company in England. They threatened to raise the fee by another 65 Euros if the amount was not paid promptly. We did not pay.
One of the largest organs in the world with more than 5000 pipes, played by Mozart when he was 10, and Handel, the Mñller organ in St Bavo
Continue on to Part 2: Marken, Enkhuizen, Franeker, Zutphen