Haarlem and the Rijksmuseum

We began our day by attending a pre-scheduled tour of the Corrie Ten Boom house in Haarlem. This experience did not disappoint, especially after just reading Corrie’s book, The Hiding Place. Pictures of the secret hiding place for many of the family’s Jewish friends and community members was allowed to be photographed. The entry was through the bottom shelf of the cupboard. Our group tried to squeeze into the space. This would be a hard place to stay for long-as laying down, let alone sitting would be challenging. We loved hearing of this family’s bravery in risking their own lives to protect so many innocent people.

Next, the Rijksmuseum.

The children enjoyed hands-on sketching work, while the others explored.

Many touristy sites in Europe have entrepreneurs employing bubbles for the children’s delight.

 

So great to get out an explore with our sweet guests in town!

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