Ryan and I went on what we call our “Engagement-Moon” because we went on this trip right after we got engaged…the idea behind the trip was to visit the countries associated with my dad’s side of the family. My dad’s family is Italian and Dutch so we headed to those two hot spots for a week. We had an absolute blast and I will share more of these stories later, but for now, I will share one of my favorites – the time we were weighed by the Cheese Weighers Guild. We got to the Alkmaar Cheese Market and the teams of guild members were competing to weigh the cheese quicker than the other teams – each team had a different colored hat on so we decided to cheer for the Green Team. It was high energy – they were grabbing the cheese, putting the cheese on the cheese carrying sleigh, and heading over to the cheese scales as fast as they could to get their cheese weighed and then they would run back out and start again….in case you can’t tell, they really like cheese.
At the end, Ryan and I were weighed by them on one of the big cheese scales – they even gave us their hats so that we looked legit.
Before leaving, we also tried on some wooden shoes – they were a bit hard to walk in because apparently they were using the one size fits all approach…
If you’re heading to Amsterdam, this is a fun day trip to take – it’s a unique experience and perfect for a nice day! Don’t forget to try some of the cheese around, too – it’s amazing!