Day 72. Leaving Paris for Amsterdam

We left Paris this morning and after the terrorist events yesterday in Lyon, Tunisia & Kuwait,  the city was under heavy military guard.  We arrived at Gard de Nord railway station an hour or so early for our train to Amsterdam, there was a suspicious parcel found at the station & there were police and gendarmes all over the place, finally boarded at 10:20am & after a really fast, about 290 klms per hour, trip being served lunch with wine etc.  we arrived in Amsterdam at 2:30 and then hopped a metro to out new place of abode in Zaandijk by 3:0 ish.

Don’t mess with these guys

Gendarmes as well
  
Suspect parcel area cordonned off.
  
Fast train lunch
  
Exclusive fast train wine ????

Our new pad in Zaandijk.

  

Finally got some bikes

  

Shopping at Aldi dutch style , yum yum

  

Local area roses

  

On our travels

  

Across the river from us ..

  

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