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Oudewater

Another town on the prettiest town list and deservedly so. Canals, pretty houses and cafes, flowers everywhere and a nice peaceful atmosphere not overrun by tourists. There was a typical pretty town hall:

We had a very nice dinner by the canal at this restaurant 
With this view
The plate was so pretty I took a picture

It was such a balmy evening we ate outside but discovered an exquisite interior:
On we drove on a single lane road to our B&B in the country nearby. It was a very pretty old house that had been modernized inside. 


As well as a B&B, it had been set up to handle rustic weddings exploiting the ample outdoor space. 

The husband, who works in finance in Amsterdam, had a dream to live in the country and the wife's dream was to run a B&B so that worked well together. Apparently it was not the dream of the oldest daughter to leave Amsterdam and ride her bike 30 minutes to high school in Gouda!

We had a delightful drive the next morning along the narrow road with polders on either side and field full of cattle or sheep. 




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