Where is John Lama? travel blog

There are many canals running through Alkmaar.

Alkmaar is famous for their traditional cheese market. The building in the...

This is Kuhn's house which was built in the year 1609! It...

Kuhn and his wife Mirjam made a terrific traditional dinner for us.

This is the master bedroom at the top level of the home.

Kuhn's dog liked looking out the window with me at the canal...

Nicky's boyfriend Bastiaan also likes looking out the window.

Even though the house is 400 years old, and most of the...

I caught Marloes and Nicky in the bathtub... Sexy!!

 

Another picture of the Waaggebouw, or cheese weigh house.

It was raining during part of our walk, so we got a...

 

Our traditional Dutch dinner... delicious!

Alkmaar also has a huge, 15th century church, called the Sint Laurentiuskerk,...

The Grote Kerk was built from 1639 - 46, and is noteworthy...

Another interesting thing about the church is that most of the floor...

You are actually walking over all these grave markers. I am not...

Here is one from 1657.

The scene as Marloes and I walked back to her car after...


Marloes' good friend Nicky and her family live in a really beautiful and historic town called Alkmaar. We had a connection with Nicky's father Kuhn since he had made some films for Oxfam International in Colombia. He became attached to a particular family that lives near Medellin, so on Marloes' last trip to Colombia we went to meet the family with presents and to take pictures for Kuhn.



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