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The first dinner item! Everything we had to eat at the conference was stupendous.
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The main course, steak. Every meal was at least three courses.
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Super-tasty dessert, which was some sort of fruity mousse.
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After dinner, Eric and I walked around a bit. There was a palm tree sort of thing in the courtyard in front of the mansion.
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A view of the moat from behind the mansion.
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A blurry look at some swans enjoying the moat.
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After the conference ended, Eric and I got ready to leave Zeist. Here's a picture of the main street (I think) during the daytime.
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We took a train to Utrecht, a larger city nearby. They like bikes in the Netherlands.
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Here is a large building in Utrecht. I don't know if it is important in any way.
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A more complete view. There was a flying saucer like thing on top of the building.
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Nearby, there was also this strange sculpture, which I interpreted to be a giant leg and foot of some sort.
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Some apartments in Utrecht.
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A river or canal in Utrecht. Most of the Dutch cities we visited had a lot of canals.
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A typically European residential street in Utrecht.
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And another canal in Utrecht.
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I love SmartCars. They were even more prevalent in Europe this time; last time we only saw a few, but this time they were all over.
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The large church tower in Utrecht.
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Another moderately important looking building in Utrecht.
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People and bikes in a sort of shopping district in downtown Utrecht.
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Yet another canal in Utrecht, with cafes lining the banks.
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More people walking and riding their bikes in Utrecht. Every Dutch city has bike lanes separate from the sidewalks.
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And that is because there are a lot of bikes. In fact, there are more bikes in the Netherlands than people.
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Inside the train station in Utrecht.
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We went to Delft, less than an hour away. Eric will be going to TU Delft for his PhD.
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A church in Delft, from a bridge over a canal.
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There is a historic square in the middle of Delft, which is dominated by this massive clock tower/cathedral.
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Another view of the square and tower. It played some nice tunes with its bells, one for over an hour while we ate dinner.
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Opposite the tower is this building, which is somehow related to the royal family.
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More of the square in Delft. We spent the night in a hotel on the square, though it isn't pictured here.
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And more, with my hand in the picture blocking out the sun.
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We ate dinner right in the square too. The menu had this picture of one of the princes and his wife, who were married in the square.
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Eric at dinner, with the tower behind him, probably playing a tune with its bells.
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Another church we encountered while wandering in Delft.
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A street in Delft.
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And another street, running next to a canal. People parallel-parked right next to the canal, with no railing. I'm not that skilled.
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A strange sculpture behind a building near the main square.
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A view from our hotel room window the next morning. It was quiet in the square.
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We walked over to TU Delft. Here is the first university building we encountered.
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Another university building.
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Some more modern TU Delft buildings.
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