D' Vijf Broers

Lagedijk 32 - 34, Zaandijk, Noord-Holland, 1544 BG, Netherlands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Zaandijk

Day 76: Windmills and Heineken

A travel blog entry by johnnyandamber


... though because people would set off chains of firecrackers and other things without any warning. John actually got hit by a small rocket at one point.

We celebrated the new year in the main square outside the dam. There were so many people there and fireworks were going off literally feet from us. People were taking turns climbing up on statues and dancing with giant flares in their hands and people in the crowd were just sending rockets up in any direction. Once the ...

Layover Tour to Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by bdtrump


... than a dark green house hidden in the midst of a sea of decorated noble chateaus. Much easier to spot was the Saint Nicholas Basilica, which dominated much of the canal skyline.

After disembarking, Frank and I ventured into the fabled Red Light District. Movies like Eurotrip make this area of the city to seem like a 24/7 party town, and for once the movies seem to do the place justice. Even on a Sunday, waves of inebriated ...

Tour over in Amsterdam

A travel blog entry by j-mac17


... to have to do some rearranging, repacking and possibly disposing of clothing that I can leave behind. It is the tulip bulbs that have put me seriously in the overweight category, as I suspected might happen. Buses took people away at various times, with our group being the last to leave as we were just going to the Doubletree Hotel, only a few blocks away from the dock. We arrived there about 10 a.m. and were able to get into our room right away. We hung around in ...

Stunning Heritage Village

A travel blog entry by trent


... functioning windmills, and several craftsman's shops. Surrounded by water, it provides a look back at history, the ability to see a traditional Dutch setting, and is just a beautiful place to visit.

After a few hours spent here, I ended the day with a double feature of the Expendables 2 and The Dark Knight Rises...c'mon, there are no movie theaters in Saudi! ;)


New person on the helm

A travel blog entry by issywiz


... had because the length of the boat was the width of the channel between the moored boats without an inch to spare to turn so we were right up against mooring posts at either end.

Then we headed for Alkmaar. John took the helm and sailed us all the way except when Jean did a bit of steering to pick up where she left off last year. We went past the Zanse Schanse museum of windmills (where we had hoped to walk to from ...

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This hotel, located on Lagedijk 32 - 34, Zaandijk, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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