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I leave for Amsterdam tomorrow, but since the train there is only about half an hour, I figure that I can have one last wander through Utrecht tomorrow morning. Today I decided to go to Haarlem, although, as with many of the towns that I've been visiting, I just went because I could, not because I had any specific plans. I downloaded a tourist map onto my iPod and off I went, marching straight into a huge market in the Grote Markt upon my arrival. ...
And yes, we have actually had a little rain at last. What an amazing European summer we have had- over two months before we got any rain!
Despite being September tomorrow, it’s still warm during the day when sunny- around 22-25c although down to around 13c at night.
... works by Van Gogh and his contemporaries/colleagues. Among the highlights were his self portraits, "Sunflowers," and "Wheatfield with Crows." It was fascinating to follow his art from his time in the Netherlands, to Paris, to his time in the mental institution. I next made my way to the Rijksmuseum to see some of the works by Dutch masters Hals, Vermeer, Steen, and Rembrandt. I found the Rembrandts ("The Night ...
... toy stores and marijuana paraphernalia and seed shops. Lance and I joked about setting up a small booth and just selling batteries and hand-sanitizer :)
We stopped in a coffeeshop and there was some really great art. Enough said.
We got back onto the tour bus and finished our tour route. It was such great weather while we strolled the town, just around 30*C with a light breeze. We went home to Bussum, ordered Indian food for dinner ...
... a lot of historical tidbits. To my dismay there were only two guys on the tour, with a cluster of 14 german girls making up the majority. And yes, we saw all those girls who wait scantily in their windows. Here are some neat facts to leave you with: 1) It costs anywhere from 50-150€ to rent a window for roughly 8 hours 2) Some window fronts are open 24 hours 3) Stay away from blue light windows...unless you like transvestites - no ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsStayokay Haarlem
This was my first visit to a Stayokay in Holland. The service was friendly, the place was clean, cheap and accommodating. I would reccommend this to anyone. Plus the fact that they have free wifi and a bar was an awesome bonus. Oh, and bike storage!!
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