Holiday Inn Express Antwerp City North
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... no knowledge of Dutch or French. Light rain was starting to fall as we wandered around the lovely grounds, although the enclosures left something to be desired. Entirely too much concrete and a little small for our liking, although the animals were beautiful. After a school canteen-style lunch of meatballs, chips and salad at the zoo we got going again. Another short, pleasant train journey later we reached our final destination of the day, Brussels. Finding our ...
... the dinosaur video that seemed to react to what was in front of the screen. Bryn really liked the computer "quizzes." I liked the fact that the museum made a point of discussing not just the current ideas scientists have about dinosaurs, but also past ideas and how they have changed. For instance, many of the Iguanadon skeletons were posed standing on their hind legs like kangaroos stand, which is how scientists at the time ...
Today it was Belgium's turn to host me as their guest. We took the high speed train from Rotterdam Central Station to Antwerp Central Station. The train, called the FYRA, travels at a speed of 250 K's per hour so it only took 25 minutes to travel the distance. Rain greeted us at Antwerp so we had to go from shop to shop, which suited me fine, to keep dry until I got a brolly that said, "I Love Belgium" on it. The shopping was great and I got some ...
... lots of other weird and wonderful stuff all within a 1km radius of Grand Place. I wandered around for hours and got some desperately needed exercise for my legs - although they didn't thank me for it.
One little fella I had been told about was Manneken Pis. He is a small statue of a boy peeing and was once a drinking fountain. They dress him up for special occasions and this happened to be one of them because he was ...
... the good news is that they are housing the religious paintings in the Cathedral, so we had a 2 for 1. Magnificent paintings and a beautiful cathedral. Too bad Mary Phil had to miss it. She was under the weather with a cold/sinus infection so Sue toured with the boys. After lunch, Sue and Kelsey went back into town and mosied around. They stopped at St. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Pets allowed