Little Trip To The Netherlands

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  1. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Baddest Member
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  2. Ron Ashurst

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    Bring back some of the good stuff Billy. :triumph::triumph:
    It'll help with your racing MoJo. :p;)
     
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  3. Bad Billy

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  4. Adie P

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    << Just a couple of days on a [email protected] related jolly to the DAF factory. In Eindhoven tonight ahead of a factory tour & museum tour tomorrow, then onto Amsterdam tomorrow night ahead of a Heineken factory tour on Thursday. >>

    If that's the Heineken factory at Zouterwoude (near Leiden) you'll be 500 yards from where I lived and worked for just under a year in 1988 - 1989.

    Lovely place - Zouterwoude Rijndijk that is, not "de Heineke" - but I bet it's changed enormously. Anyway, enjoy the trip. Tot zo.
     
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  6. Sandi T.

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    Terrific photos, Billy! Enjoy that Heineken factory tour, too. I'm assuming they have samples of the product?! ;)
     
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    I wouldn’t have thought so, two stroke diesels, whilst providing lots of torque, are horrendously inefficient in terms of emissions and as far as I know are only used in heavy earth moving equipment.
     
  8. Vulpes

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    The factory tour will be at the Nassaukade plant in Amsterdam, Adie. That's where the original brewery is situated.
     
  9. Bad Billy

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    It was the original factory in the centre of Amsterdam, no longer produces beer, more of a museum, TBH I wouldn’t recommend it as an attraction, but you did get a couple of beers at the end of the tour.
     
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  10. Bad Billy

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    A few pictures of the DAF museum for those that are interested.

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  11. Bad Billy

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    Had a spliff last night, first time since being in my teens, I can confirm that it was indeed the good stuff, hell of a lot stronger than the stuff we had back then! :eek::cool:
     
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  14. Dozers Dad

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    I want one! :yum
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  15. Wessa

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    Very nice Billy, thanks for posting the pictures sight seeing and trucks; but where are the pics of the babes in the windows?
     
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  17. steve lovatt

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    Hoping to get a trip to the Netherlands in October or November this year.
    Probably won't take the bike this time though. :cool:
     
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  18. Doc Strange

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    Rode over there a few years back.

    The 'Kashmir Lounge' quickly became our preferred hangout:)

    I thought we were heading out for a ruby, but that ain't how it was at all!

    Would defo recommend.

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  19. Bad Billy

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    Yes it’s a lovely City, would have liked a bit more time to explore, but it was a working trip after all ;)
     
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  20. Bad Billy

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    Taking any pictures of the ladies or the windows will get you in trouble mate :D:eek::p
     
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