From the border, I traveled North towards Rotterdam. Instead, I cycled along a number of cycling paths that crawl along the dikes. I passed through another fortress city later in the morning, this one build in the shape of a star. Finding it difficult to get to Rotterdam, I found a routes sign that goes from Brussels to Amsterdam! Just perfect, so I continued along the route, meandering along the countryside, until reaching the city of Dordrecht. I stopped in the old city center to talk to some local people who took a photo of me. It is strange saying outloud that I have one more day.... I continued through the city getting a delicious Holland hamburger and a soft serve ice cream. I temporarily lost the route, but found it as I crossed a bridge over a canal.
The countryside basically consists of a million islands. There are inland oceans, and thousands of canals of every size you can think. Many homes even have moats surrounding them. Continuing North, it was a neverending array of towns. The farmers live in these enormous rural villages. Sheep are kept in pastures in vacant lots in between the towns. People appear to have sheep eat away their grass, possibly replacing their lawn mowers.