Friday morning was spent in Haarlem. We had made plans to bike down town to visit the Corrie ten Boom Museum
I hope you will take time to click the link and read the story, because it is a lovely story about the "hiding place"in Corrie's house where they helped many Jews escape the hands of the nazis.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable, and gave a great presentation on the history of "the hiding place". Unlike the Anne Frank Museum, the Corrie ten Boom house is furnished with period furnishings, so you get the feeling of what it would have been like during that time. All the houses I have been in are very tall, and have narrow climbing stairways which helps you understand how things were for people hiding there. There is a false wall built into Corrie's bedroom..they did build it with brick that they smuggled in in the cases of grandfather clocks from the clock shop (so neighbors wouldn't suspect they were building a brick wall in the house) and the hiding place was through the closet, behind the wall.
It was a great place to visit, especially because Lucy had not been inside before either. She knew the story, knew the place, but had never been in. So it was a first for us both and we really enjoyed it.