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Holland Trip Day 1

Day 1: Everyone has arrived safely and, as you read this, the children are all tucked up in bed for the night! The flight went without any hitches. A very smooth journey with no turbulence and a customary round of applause for the pilot on landing. The lovely coach driver is the same driver as last year which makes life a lot easier for the staff. Stop one today was the buzzing city of Amsterdam. Highlights today included a canal cruise down one of Amsterdam's canals, taking in all the city's sights and attractions. The children saw Anne Frank's house from the boat and a large cruise ship. Next stop was a bite of lunch in Dam Square where the children were entertained by a 91 year old English bomber pilot from WW2 telling them stories and adventures from his life. Leaving Amsterdam, the children and staff arrived in Valkenburg 2 and a half hours later to a hearty meal of tomato soups, chicken & chips and Vienetta. After an hour walk around the town to take in some of its highlights, the children came back to relax and have a few fantas and cokes at the hotel before a well deserved rest for the night.  An early night to recharge the batteries for all the thrills and excitement in store tomorrow which include a visit to the caves, where 3 countries meet and most importantly.....some shopping. 😊