Dutch Games

The Amazing Race (Season 26, Episode 9) took contestants to Amsterdam, culminating in a competitive game of Sjoelen. After matching klompen (wooden shoes), riding bikes and navigating Holland’s canals in a hot tub boat, contestants played on an oversize sjoelbak in the Rijksmuseum. Contestants had to score 51 points to complete the challenge.

Here is part of the recap by Buddy TV:

Shuffle the Pucks

Mike and Rochelle pick Shuffle. The room is filled with men in historical costumes who explain the rules, which sounds like shuffleboard with slots for the pucks instead of just a flat surface. It looks very difficult and seems to take a long time. The couple gets the next clue after multiple tries, but then get lost trying to find the Pit Stop.

Matt and Ashley arrive, and Matt is amazing at the game. The newly-engaged couple almost reach the required number of points, but fall just short

                     

Written by Reinier Heyden — May 02, 2015

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