Hotel Dukes' Palace
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- Minbar in room
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Conference facilities
- Breakfast Available
- Room service
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We got woken early by a loud uninvited noise which sounded like chainsaws. I looked out the window to see a garden maintenance team with leaf blowers and three motorised hedge cutters working on the hotel garden. Great, that added to my dissatisfaction. So well and truley woken up we headed down for our breakfast which was part of our package. …
The day started off true to forecast with light rain, which was ok for us as it was a transfer day and we would use it to research Paris which looks rather complicated, and also rest and make the most of our splurge hotel.
The new hotel was about 10 minutes walk which was fine and the rain had pretty much eased to a light spit by the time …
... any of us, but especially Mark. It was a warm day, with a bit of humidity. Poking around the streets, we eventually landed on a tucked-away outdoor cafe with plenty of seating, including a big picnic table in the shade. Lunch was on.
The entire menu was in Dutch, but our waitress spoke English so we were saved. We enjoyed a nice leisurely lunch (read: slow), a few Belgium beers and good conversation with our ...
... food options, such as chicken, bitterballen, patties etc. Then once you order she puts it in the deep fryer. We just shared a toasted baguette and some bitterballen. We continued cycling with a few stops on the way and eventually made it to Damme. This a picturesque small town that was built because the big boats couldn't make it down the shallow canal to Brugge. So they built a dam for the big ships to unload their goods on to a smaller boat, ...
... and heavy rain made for difficult conditions to got out and explore. I scrapped my original plan which was to hire a bike and cycle to the beach. Instead I took a walk out in the morning, observing the mass of tourists in their rain ponchos! I decided to have a quiet afternoon in the hostel, writing some blogs and catching up with friends. That all changed when I bumped into a Finnish guy I had spoken to at breakfast. 3 of them had come over for the game the night before, and ...