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Haarlem, a brilliant choice as a base, Delft and Utrecht

Haarlem, a brilliant choice as a base, Delft and Utrecht

Jun 19th, 2012, 04:50 AM
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EPDX - That does sound like the same plate. I do not recall the name of the shop and the receipt is long gone. However, perhaps this will help. We found the shop while walking to take a look at the Utrecht Synagogue so we had turned right out of the train station and going in that direction were walking along the left side of the canal. If you can find the synagogue on the map (the synagogue is not on the canal and there was a bridge right by the antiques shop that we had to cross to get to it with some restaurants on the other side) the shop was about the same distance from the station. There were a few other antique shops there. This one did have a nice collection of various plates at the time, including a number from around the WWII era with WWII themes, but I could not say such items were a specialty with any certainty. I hope your husband finds the shop and they have what you are looking for. The shop keeper said that particular plate was popular in Dutch homes after the war so perhaps it would not be too difficult to find one with your description.

Utrecht is a city that we really enjoyed and were happy that circumstances took us there. Our Dutch neighbor said it is his favorite city in the Netherlands. He is returning to his Netherlands home this week after several years posted in the US. We will miss him.
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Jun 19th, 2012, 07:50 PM
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Basingstoke 2 -- thanks so very much. I'll print this out for my husband and ask him to check that area. If he can't find it, it'll be a good excuse to go back and visit myself!

I agree; I found the smaller towns and cities in the Netherlands, and other countries, far more real and interesting than Amsterdam and other large cities. I hope your friend has safe travels, and that you get a chance to visit him soon.
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Jun 21st, 2012, 01:35 PM
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I also love Utrecht - check out the mechanical-toy clock museum!
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Jun 23rd, 2012, 02:15 PM
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we are spending the weekend in Wells [somerset] and it turns out that the Cathedral has the oldest working mechanical clock in England. when it strikes the hour, a character sitting down kicks his heels against a bell whille some knights revolve, trying to knock eacah other's heads off.

the same knight has been knocked down every hour for the lasy 600 years.
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