Grand Hotel Karel V Utrecht
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... to gather our senses and started our tourist vibe again. It was such fun to see all the people and most of them had the same goal in mind, The Tour de France!!!
We wondered around the centre of The Dom square and stood in amazement with all the bikes and tourist and inhabitants of the town of Utrecht. The place to eat we packed and there were smiles everywhere. We came across the most beautiful stall with fresh cut flowers. Such a pity we could not take those tulips ...
... which we enjoyed later that evening.
We had a great idea for the next day, we would go for a long ride on a purpose-built path that follows a river for about 50 km. The only problem was that it was midday and when we jumped out of the van to get kitted up we discovered it was 37 degrees! So we decided to give that a miss and instead continued on our journey to Holland.
As we neared Utrecht (which is where the first stage of the Tour de France will take place) we used ...
We left Copenhagen today and arrived in Utrecht. We got to our hotel, got our bikes, and rode to city hall for a lecture with our "Utrecht Ambassador" Ronald. Utrecht is the third top biking city after Copenhagen and Amsterdam. This became obvious with the super wide red colored bike paths and the insane amount of double decker and underground bike parking. Our first ...
... arriving at Munich Airport at about 10:30 am, leaving for Oslo at 1:00 pm, arriving in Oslo at 3:30, leaving Oslo at 4:30 and arriving at Schilpohl Airport at 6:30, waiting for luggage, boarding a train for central Amsterdam, then finding and getting on the right bus, and arriving at our destination at 8:00. We had to wait until about 8:20 before our hostess, Tanneke arrived with the keys. Whew!
After settling in we sat down to a glass of wine at the small table ...
Disaster - the previous evening my glasses broke, and were not repairable. Checked out my emergency glasses and realised why thats what they were, as I'd obviously sat on them at some stage. Not good. Out looking for another pair after the morning walk, and at €5 each, bought a several pairs, as I always seem to be hauling them out of my handbag.