We remained docked in Rotterdam for the night and it was lovely to see the lights of the city.
Our next port was Dordrecht, the oldest city in Holland i.e. the combined provinces of North and South Holland. The city is located in South Holland.
We sailed out of Zaandam, near Amsterdam, to the town of Lelystadt as there was no dock available at Hoorn, our intended destination.
The boat stayed docked at Zaandam for another day to allow those who had just arrived in Amsterdam on embarkation day.
After a wonderful day in Leiden, today was not a very good one. It was embarkation day for our 2nd cruise and lots went wrong.
Today, we were still staying in Amsterdam, but visited the city of Leiden, an hour’s train ride to the south of Amsterdam. The sun shone again and the skies were blue.
For a change, we awoke to a beautiful clear day with blue skies and golden sunshine.
For our first full day in Amsterdam we decided to venture into the city after the King’s Day celebrations were over, or so we thought.
Disembarkation day in Amsterdam caused quite a stir for the passengers and crew.