The last day of our bike trip was a shorter day. With the wind in our backs we pretty much flew the last 38km from Nieuwkoop to Amsterdam. We arrived early afternoon at Hotel Atlas where we dropped off our bikes and headed back to Nederhorst den Berg with plenty of time for Lief to get ready for the soccer tournament which started in the evening.
Lief was able to join Ted's team (Judy's eldest son). He had worried a bit about his soccer performance in advance, but there was no need to worry. He was able to keep up with everyone and everyone thought he was close to 18 years old like Ted. They played 2 games of 25 minutes each on Friday night and 4 games on Saturday.
There were close to 30 teams in total, both men's teams and women's teams, so it was a very busy tournament. Lief and I were mightily impressed with everything. Not only with the amount of teams and games, but also with everything that was organized at the soccer club; from the fun dance party after the games on Friday evening, to the food stands, music throughout and Photo Booth.
Thanks to Ted and Gerrit Jan for organizing Lief could play such an active part in the tournament! It was an experience of a lifetime, though Lief would sure like to make it a regular experience!