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We visited the Netherlands and Belgium in April 2005 as a five-day stopover on our way to India. Here are some pictures, hopefully in chronological order of our visit.

April 12:Hoofddorp station

April 12: Train to Amsterdam

April 12: Amsterdam Canal Cruise

April 12: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam - Exhibits of the Dutch Golden Age - Painting of VOC factory at Chinsurah and model of VOC ship

April 12: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam - Paintings by Rembrandt and Vermeer

April 12: On the tram in Amsterdam

April 12: Sculptures at Schiphol Airport

April 13: A wet beginning to Keukenhof. Pronoy refused to wear his poncho and is concealed under the umbrella.

April 13: Bulbfields at Keukenhof.

April 13: Bulbfields and windmill at Keukenhof.

April 13: Queen Wilhelmina Pavilion, Keukenhof

April 13: Outside Centraal Station, Leiden

April 14: The Netherlands in miniature at Madurodam, The Hague.

April 14: A bridge on a canal in Delft.

April 15: Benelux Express passing through Antwerp.

April 15: Market Square in Bruges.

April 15: The Bell Tower from the Market Square in Bruges.

April 15: At the top of the Bell Tower in Bruges.

April 15: Outside the ??? Chapel in Bruges - home to the only Michelangelo sculpture outside of Italy.

April 15: Parting shots of Bruges.

April 16: Schiphol Airport - waiting to board the flight to Delhi.

April 16: Bye-bye Amsterdam!