Marco's dad showed us around the display garden, the wholesale production fields, and the greenhouses of potted hostas which are used for on-site retail sales as well as mail-order.Being bordered by a canal (as were most of the nurseries near Boskoop), they are not able to use many herbicides.
The flight was quite smooth as was the rental car pickup and other airport processing.
It was obvious that the Dutch are well prepared for visitors from abroad.
After changing money (the US dollar has sunk against the Euro: 1 Euro= .80 US), we grabbed our Opel and off we went.
FYI, automatic transmission is not a big thing in Holland.
The price for a standard transmission car was $600, while an automatic was $1400.
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