New Year's in the Netherlands

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December 26, 2002-January 2, 2003
Vlissingen, the Netherlands, and Brussels, Belgium

For New Year's the family traveled to Vlissingen, the Netherlands, to visit Jan's family. We confirmed that Jan's stories have been true: the Dutch celebrate New Year's much more avidly than most Americans do, and Cameron lit off an hour's worth of fireworks, surrounded by every other family in the neighborhood doing the same. We also spent a day in Brussels. Although we couldn't see as much as we would have liked because of poor timing and weather.

At the end of a family buffet dinner at the Hotel Piccard, the family posed for a group photo. From left to right, front row: Maaike, Menno, Stijn, Jasper, Betty, Jolien, Sjoerd and Cameron.  Back row: Jan, Rob Veen, Marielle, Christelle, Lianne, Monique, Annemiek, Rob Jansen, and Peter.

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New Year's Preparations

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Hotel Piccard

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Brussels

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Grote Markt

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Manneken Pis

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Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula

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New Year's Eve

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