Well, May 8 we landed in the Netherlands and to the final (theoretically!) main stop of the sabbatical adventures! It was a smooth but long day of travel from Rome to Amsterdam, all for a short 2.5h flight but 10 h door-to-door. We're in the little village of Hoogland, which is next to the small town of Amersfoort, and if you need the nearest city, it's Utrecht! It's a great place and the country is already twitching in anticipation of Euro 2012 soccer championships, as you can see from the gnome on the left. First Dutch match is June 9!