De Rijper Eilanden
Travel Blogs from De Rijp
... of the beer was real interesting as well as the tour itself, we spent a solid 2 1/2 hours there and got some cool memorabilia. Next bike mission (good thing no DIC biking) was Vondelpark, the biggest park near Amsterdam city. It was so nice and so many people just relaxing or biking around, we biked the whole park and chilled in the sun for a bit. (Nice 25 degrees of sun) We then headed towards the hotel and stopped at a bar by our area ...
... the inner part of the Zuiderzee was closed off to form the freshwater IJsselmeer in 1932 and this was then divided again to form the Markermeer some time later. In the marina we met a couple from Harwich and had a beer on board their Bavaria and returned the compliment with G and T's before dinner. We also had a visit from a mother great crested grebe with two chicks on board - see photo Leaving Enkhuizen on Thursday we decided it was probably best not to try another stop before ...
After a sleep-in, we caught the tram to the Rijksmuseum. We are staying at the Westcord City Centre Hotel and it is in a fantastic spot, about halfway between Amsterdam Centraal train station and the Dam. The tram stop for the tram is about 200 m from the hotel, bonus! I'm SO GLAD I bought Holland Passes for each of us before we came to Holland. The queues for Rijksmuseum tickets were huge, but because we had our vouchers, we could use ...
... takes a photo of themselves) After coming to this conclusion our silliness and heightened our stupid mood! Every room we walked into we exclaimed 'look another one' and since everyone else in there was quiet and intently studying with painting's we tried to be quiet which made us laugh even more!
We ended up taking selfies with the selfies, we tried our best not to disturb other people but we did get lots of interesting looks, smiles and shakes of the head. One security guard ...
... This side on wind made things hell. As if it was not bad enough with all the rain and wet surface I now had to contend with this terrible wind. I decided to reduce speed to 65 - 70mph and just be safe. With the gale blowing from my left it meant that every car that flew passed me and all the trucks going the opposite way kicked up their spray all over me and it was again like riding through a waterfall!!
This heavy rain went on all the way to Amsterdam and by the time I arrived ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking