Our entire trip was so relaxing and fun, but I think we both agreed that the day we rode bikes in and around Delft, Holland, was our favorite day. I don’t know if it was because it was so much fun to ride bikes on flat paths, if it was the nice weather, if it was the beauty of the landscape, or being with our friend that made it the best, but it was certainly a high point on our vacation.
The day started with heading to the train station to pick up rental bikes. These are the fun one-speed bikes where you brake by pedaling backwards, just like I did when I was a kid.
Under the train station is a huge bike parking lot for commuters. This is just a small part of it.
First stop was a five minute ride away to stop for coffee and pastries at a little French cafe.
Then we rode out into the countryside outside of the city.
All that biking made us a little tired, so we stopped to look at the modern view of this Vermeer painting, View of Delft. It looks a little different now than it did in his day.
This view happens to be close to a great place to get a cold drink.
We were told we were only halfway done with our tour, so we headed off again seeing some cute little churches in the country.
By this time we needed lunch, so we had some sandwiches in this lovely place that looks like a greenhouse.
The last push of our ride took us to the cheese shop and fresh vegetable shop for dinner ingredients.
If I lived in Delft, I could easily have a blog with a photo a day because there is endless inspiration for pictures. Delftography?