Bastion Hotel Leiden/Voorschoten
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- Drycleaning onsite
- High-speed internet in room
- Banquet room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
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King's Day (or Koningsdag in Dutch) is a national holiday to celebrate the King's birthday. This first came about in 1885 and began as Princess's Day (or Prinsessedag in Dutch) to mark the birthday of Princess Wilhelmina on August 31st. On her accession day in 1890, the day changed to Queen's Day (or Koninginnedag in Dutch) and continued as Queen's ...
... br> Jumping back in time, I am driving into Istanbul, without GPS I have to find my way to a small street in the tourist centre part of the city on the European side of the Bosporus. Unfortunately I could not stop for the photo, but it even has a sign on the other end of the bridge: You are now in Europe. Officially not yet of course, but the Bosporus divides Asia from mainland Europe, so you can imagine my feeling driving on this huge bridge truly leaving Asia ...
... Leaving home I was most excited about calling a new place home. Not so much the travel aspect. That time will come in 5 months.
I was fortunate enough to land a room in the heart of Leiden, through a friend of a friend. As it turns out, I couldn’t have gotten much luckier. Fraternities and Sororities are a big thing in Leiden, it is almost life consuming for those who are members (which is a big proportion!), and I have found myself living in a ...
... much time as we wanted in the towns without being hurried by a tour operator.
The bus leaves from Amsterdam Central Station from bus platforms on the harbour side of the station. As previously reported, 10 Euro per person for unlimited travel on EBS buses all day.
The towns of Marken, Volendam and Edam are all different in their own way and they are only about 20 km from Amsterdam - only about 30-40 minutes by road. The rural edges of ...
... to last us for a long time.
On the way back to the hotel, the taxi driver takes us by the main part of the red light district. While the district may be old and historic, it looks modern and up-to date. The traditional red lanterns hanging discreetly in the windows have been replaced by long halogen bulbs, uniformly aligned along the facades of the houses. When I want to take a picture, the driver reminds me that no photography is ...