Saturday, May 18, 2013

Riding around Haarzuilens

The little village of Haarzuilens is close to the Castle de Haar. Only 210 people live in this little village. It's smaller than Nome, Texas.

Biggest Castle in Holland

My second stop was the Castle de Haar (sounds like HARD without the D). This is the biggest castle in the Netherlands. It has more than 200 rooms inside. I didn't go inside, but gave the castle a high five instead.

Learn more: Castle de Haar

My host family gave me some red wooden shoes to wear. My shoes were too big for me. I wore them anyway. I wanted to look like a real Dutch boy.

Why do Dutch people wear wooden shoes?

Learn more: Wooden Shoes

Hanging out at Ham Tower

 My first stop was Ham Toren or Ham Tower built in 1259. How old is this tower?

Somebody is living in Ham Toren and it has been considered private property for many years. It is supposed to have a brilliant view of the countryside, but no one really knows.

I wouldn't want people visiting my house every day and every weekend to climb my stairs and look around my room.

We couldn't find any English information about Ham Toren. So I will show you some magic.

Learn more: Ham Toren in Dutch

Copy the text and translate the Dutch into English in this translation program.

Playing Minecraft with boys from Holland

Kids in Holland love Minecraft, too. Adam is 9 and Julius is 8.
They go to school called Openbaar Vleuterweide Basisschool.