Hotel de Baronie

Address: Bilstraat 31, Utrecht, Utrecht, 3572 , Netherlands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Utrecht


A travel blog entry by pwhalen on Oct 01, 2014

... from the town of Urk took to the high seas. Literally. Using the locks at either end of the dyke, they headed out into the North Sea.

The building of the Afslitdijk not only allowed more land to be reclaimed, it also helped to control storm surges by reducing the exposed coastline. Waterlevels within Ijsselmeer can also be reduced by the opening of the barriers at low tide. There is a "bubble shield" within the lock system which prevents the salt water ...

Orange Everywhere

A travel blog entry by meganmulray on Jun 29, 2014

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... where we enjoyed another delicious meal! It was great to have a salad for the first time in a week! I never thought I would miss lettuce and all of the other foods we were restricted from eating in India as much as I did!

Today we woke up early and took the train to Amsterdam for some sightseeing. We did a lot of walking around, admiring all of the flower markets and canals. ...

Amsterdam - King's birthday

A travel blog entry by cherylclo on Apr 26, 2014

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... bags to the hotel and were back on board for a final coffee before hitting the streets and joining the throngs of people all dressed in orange. They were just streaming out of the railway station and into the streets. We did a canal boat tour for an hour which was very informative. The old buildings are beautiful and we also got a good view of houseboats as wel as boat loads of people ...

Leanne in Utrecht; Don at the office

A travel blog entry by lad.kennedy on Mar 24, 2014

4 comments, 11 photos

... t wear helmets either. I wonder what their injury/brain damage statistics are like.
I'm surprised that people don't wear hats and gloves (and warmer clothes in some cases!). I'm finding it very cold. Today the high was 10, but we had more sun so it felt warmer.
I'm getting better at walking on the right hand side. Habits of a lifetime take a while to break! I walked through Utrecht Central train Station at 5pm tonight. I knew that I couldn't stop or I ...

Hanging by a thread

A travel blog entry by word-a-day on Oct 09, 2013

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... With a selection of Belgium beers in hand and a cake and candles to celebrate our final evening we’re looking forward to handing him back – buyer beware bahaha!

And with only a final round up of our best and worst of experiences the last of the blog to go, I’m almost ready to sign-off for good, but for now, it’s just the last of an incredible journey and a moment we need to both savour. ...

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