Golden Tulip Lion D'Or
Travel Blogs from Haarlem
... of brick streets (many of them pedestrian, but primarily for bicycles), shops, and restaurants. We had dinner in a small Italian bistro with light and tasty choices – now off to an early evening so that we “smell the tulips” in the morning.
Yes, we are in the land of wind mills – and we saw lots from the train – some traditional and many modern (the tall white ones). People are very nice and Haarlem (like ...
... where my uncle had lived, only a few streets away. The girl in the
bar told me that she knows my other cousin also and where she lived, she was
now 75 years old and sometime came around for a coffee. For an hour I tried to
locate her without success. I knew she was a widow and probably still carries
her husband’s name, as her maiden name
did not make sense to anyone I asked in the street .
better luck next time
... people everywhere & it's only 10am. We are told to hang around to 6pm & longer & the crowds will multiply by 10. Nup, we hope to back at our hotel by then. The canals are already full of colourfully decorated boats with loud music playing as they dodge each other on their merry way.
We walk down to the Heineken Brewery for a tour through the place. It’s set up similar to ...
... it was as she thought it was funny, and that she was not yet ready to ride her bike home cos she was scared she might fall off or something.
We walked back to the Anne frank house to see if it was still busy, and yes the line was still around the corner and impossible to think about waiting for it. So we found a little pub and decided to sit and wait for stacey to be ready to bike home. I went to the bar and got excited cos I smelt what I thought was a mojito, it smelled nice ...
... The streets are even set up for the bikes with a bike lane on the streets and a seperate lane for walking. When we went by the train station you saw bikes all over the place parked and we were told their is even more under the station. You don't just have to yield to cars in the Netherlands, you also have to yield to bikes. They even have traffic lights for the bikes. But it is their way of life here and to me it is ...