Holiday Inn Hasselt
Travel Blogs from Hasselt
... quarter of an hour to reach the Vernauds’s house. On the way we crossed the border at an unmanned crossing point. They only do spot checks at this little out of the way crossings.
For breakfast we enjoyed bread and cheese, juice and strong coffee with milk. The quality of the milk in Switzerland gives their café au lait a particular and very pleasant taste. We talked around the table for more than an hour as we ate, ...
I guess the theme to all these posts is beer, but come on. We are in the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium after all. As you can tell we drank some great Belgian beer and had some great chocolate. Tongeren was also interesting because it is one of the oldest towns in Belgium, so it had a lot of cool old buildings and crumbling cobblestone ...
We took a 2.5 hour train from Delft to Maastricht, which is suppose to be completely different from the rest of the Netherlands. We were not disappointed. A large river ran through the city, but there were no canals in sight. You could even see lush green hills on the outskirts of town. The main ...
Left Zutphen at around 11am after visiting town as explained on the previous entry. Mixed weather big time as you saw. Today we stay in the Ijssel and go towards Hasselt, another medieval town. Beautiful sceneries, on the way but also very wet locks. And at some point, as we accelerated (same as last time) passing a barge, here goes the alarm again. We let the guy pass us and phoned Linssen. We realize that the rpms of the right engine don't go any higher than 2000 rpm - ...
... I met Liesebeth. She took me to the oldest pub in Brugge, established in 1515. No tourists know about it. It is very small and heated by a wooden stove and there are big picnic-like tables with big wooden chairs to match. Old Belgian men were in one corner smoking their pipes (everyone in Belgium smokes) and playing cards while a group of young women sat in another corner rattling off story after story in Flemmish. Liesebeth and I sat smack dab in ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
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