Grand Hotel Beatrix
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
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Tom's cousins Ron and Meike (and partner Sander) and their kids came for lunch. The kids all played together and swam in the canal that goes past uncle Piet's house. Then Piet took us on his traditional boat to the lake, vegetable gardens and historic auction museum. A bit of fishing - Ben and Megan both caught a fish from Piet's backyard (in the canal)! A lovely ...
... Amsterdam waiting for it to go to Alkmar, something didn't feel right, as we were the only ones in the carriage. Fortunately, the lady we first spoke to came and told us that the train was not going to Alkmar. She then kindly helped us to find the right train.
At Alkmar we were met by Anneke and her new friend Pieter, to take us to her home in Schermerhorn, a nice little Dutch village.
After settling in, Dave (Anneke's son came around for a chat and coffee. Later ...
... to the flowers. We looked at our map and carried on before turning off onto a small road. Sure enough, it led right to the field of flowers which turned out to be hyacinths. They smelled wonderful and we enjoyed the view of the purple heading off into the distance. The best rows were the dark purple hyacinths and the lilac and pink ones were just starting to come out. We enjoyed our ride and hoped we could fit in a few more before leaving the ...
... EEC funded almost empty motorways in Slovenia or the long trip (200kms) through the dessert in Syria on our way to Palmyra. Since we were slower we made the trip driving in the dark with the top down in balmy temperatures under the stars. A trip that will stay with us forever.
The whole trip around the Med was also memorable for its timing. Half a year before the trouble started in Tunisia and after that in the other countries.
The car ...
Licorice comes in so many different varieties and shapes here, it's mind boggling. Every shape you can imagine, and in every degree of taste between very salty and very sweet. We love it.
The photos start with a trip courtesy of our host Jacqueline to Alkmaar, a town famous for it’s weekly cheese market auction, and for us it was also famous for non stop rain that morning.
We suspect it’s ...