|Intro: TNS-Goes Holland 6-9 juni 2003
Sun, skating and fun are the right words to decribe this TNS-visit to
Holland. About 35 skaters from Germany (mainly Frankfurt, Tuesday Night Skate) participated in the Friday Night Skate (FNS) in Amsterdam. They were
lucky to experience the Luilak edition. On Saturday seven FNS-skaters joined the TNS-team
to skate the dikes along the IJsselmeer lake, and of course the Afsluitdijk: 30km in a
straight line. The skate on the island of Texel got washed away by heavy showers :-( Most
skaters went shopping in Amsterdam. A small group skated a 35km tour "Ronde
Hoep" later that afternoon. sunday evening it was time to do a
"Grachtenvaart" a boat tour through the Amsterdam canels. On monday the sun was
back again and we skate from bakkum through a typical Dutch landscape to Purmerend where
we boarded the bus again. To wash away the sweat we took a dive into the IJsselmeer.
All the stories and pictures of the weekend are also
available on CDROM including video's. This report is a compilation of pictures taken by
Jan, Martijn and Peter. I didn't put the video's on the web because of the many hundreds
MB's. Maybe a condensed verion will appear in the future.