Wijk bij Duurstede Windmill

Wijk bij Duurstede Windmill

We spent a day in Amsterdam which I will report on later. For some reason we weren’t allowed to spend the night in Amsterdam, although Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth remained. We took a lovely evening cruise with a colorful sunset and docked in Wijk bij Duurstede, located on the Rhine. In the morning I walked through the town and took a snapshot of the no longer working windmill. A surprise was a beautifully restored castle set amidst forest and completely surrounded by a moat. This is where the Bishop of Utrecht lived. A statue near where we docked tells the story that the Vikings pillaged the settlement around 850.

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