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Day 21 - On the Lake

The ultimate fun is skating on natural ice of lakes and canals. At the beginning of frost it is only safe on skatingrinks created on meadows. This week the waterways that don't need to be kept open for freightships or watermanagement (preventing the country from flooding) are allowed to freeze over. This is part of a lake south of the city. 
You can see the city in the distance behind the trees. Normally this lake is a place to windsurf, sail, row and swim. This week people leave work early to skate at least one round of 4 km before it is to dark (around 16.30 this week).
In other area's they organise special roundtrips, the most important, longest and famous one is the 200 km Eleven Cities Tour in Friesland - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elfstedentocht

Day 21 - On the Lake

The ultimate fun is skating on natural ice of lakes and canals. At the beginning of frost it is only safe on skatingrinks created on meadows. This week the waterways that don't need to be kept open for freightships or watermanagement (preventing the country from flooding) are allowed to freeze over. This is part of a lake south of the city.
You can see the city in the distance behind the trees. Normally this lake is a place to windsurf, sail, row and swim. This week people leave work early to skate at least one round of 4 km before it is to dark (around 16.30 this week).
In other area's they organise special roundtrips, the most important, longest and famous one is the 200 km Eleven Cities Tour in Friesland - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elfstedentocht

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