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About us

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Our home Andijk

We moved into our house in July of 2001. It was built in 1650, and is one of the oldest houses in Andijk. For hundreds of years our house was a bakery, and bread was sold from the shop “winkel” at our side door on the bakery street “Bakkerstraat” .

The last family to actively …

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Our home IJburg

We just moved into a larger apartment down the hall. I have not had time to update this page, because I a too busy packing! Check back soon…

The area is a newly built cluster of islands called IJburg, about 10 minutes drive outside of the city center. This is a Google maps link. For …

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Our area

The village of Andijk is in the region West-Friesland in the province of North Holland. The traditional dialect of the region is the West Frisian subdialect of Hollandic Dutch.

The village has a ribbon layout along the IJsselmeer dyke with a length of 7 kilometres. Andijk started as a small group of houses in about …

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Our boat

This page is about the adventures of our Waarschip 600 wooden sail boat named Passaat, also known as W8, and Vrouwe Maria.The boat is now in England with family.

We believe that she was built in 1962 as a pre-production boat, her number is 8, by Waarschip near Groningen in Friesland. The name Waarschip is …

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Our critters

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Our recipes

I have listed some random recipes that I have collected from family and friends, invented, or improvised from Dutch recipes. Some recipes are copied from other sites with a link to the original.

Cooking Calculators and Conversions

Because I use these all of the time, I have included these cooking conversion links:

Common Cooking Conversions …

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Our wedding

Robert and Ellyn are happy to announce that on 31 August 2002 we were married at Kasteel Radboud in Medemblik, the Netherlands

Wedding Announcement

Wedding Invitation

Open House & BBQ Invitation

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