Hampshire Hotel - 108 Meerdervoort
Travel Blogs from The Hague
... the doors were closed and locked. There were four of us trying to get on to this train – but the doors wouldn’t open – even a kind woman couldn’t open them from the inside. (This is very unusual, because the doors generally do not close until an instant before the train pulls out.) This seemed to be our day to miss trains by seconds!!
This was a good excuse to get a sandwich ...
... to head back to the shelter to warm up before seeing the Anne frank museum/house later. However, the hostel wasn't amazingly warm and so we struggled to get warm, even in our blankets and hoodies. Anne frank's house was amazing as expected. I had totally forgotten but I had been round it once before. I don't think I paid much attention last time though because I didn't realise they had her actual diary in the museum/house. Both me and Nadiah have commented ...
Well, today was not something we prepared for - any of us. It started out great, we slept in a bit and decided to go to Den Haag (The Hague). We boarded the train and rode for an hour and half, transferring once in Utrecht. The train ride was beautiful, it rained the entire time and all colors seemed a shade more intense. There were large green pastures with cows and sheep, bright graffiti along the ...
... came up on a screen. When the tram stopped we struggled off the tram with our luggage, getting very confused with the tram/car/bike/pavement arrangement. Thanks to the very good Hotel directions we found the correct side and direction to walk along the canal until we made it to Hotel Orlando, 1099 Prinsengracht. It looked like a stereotypical Amsterdam canal side house with a fairly non obtrusive sign announcing the hotel.
We used the intercom and ...
... mum is lovely and tried to make my stay as welcome as ever. I tried a giant gherkin (I’m not sure what they call it in The Netherlands), refused to gobble down a herring and had a small donut like ball for dessert. After a lovely dinner we went for a walk into their little town on the outskirts of The Hague and saw a real life windmill. When I think of Holland I think clogs, windmills and tulips. There was not a Tulip in sight and I spied only ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Pets allowed