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... to the huge tulip garden.
We got us into Amsterdam at 11:30 and into to Haarlem around 12:00 (Haarlem is a suburb of Amsterdam that is charming and a bit more reasonably priced than Amsterdam).
We arrived at Malt's Bed and Breakfast in Haarlem which is a resort town on the North Sea. It is a brief train ride back to Amsterdam as well as just about anyplace else in Netherlands.
We walked about 15 minutes from the train ...
... by 11am, but the room not quite ready for check in. We sit in bar and have a beer until the room is ready. The decor in the tiny bar is musically inspired with instruments on the walls and drums as lights. The room is ready. We're on 3rd floor and the stairs are VERY steep. Up we go with our heavy backpacks twisting up the narrow stairwell. We have a double room, which is two twin beds pushed together. The mattresses are very thin and ...
... the tablet of Chris. We also see the big, covered market where fruit, vegetables and fish are sold. It is a very colorful site and sight. We continue to the much quiter Latin Quarter where we walk between European style houses, restaurants, cafes and small hotels. Many Portuguese names such as Natal, Simoes, Fereira and Pereira can be seen on buildings and nameplates. We have a nice coffee in a small heritage ...
... market) to visit one of the oldest stores in town; a
chemist shop dating back to 1849 where very little has changed. ( as you can
see in the picture) The have a shield with “Hofleverancier” on the front of the
building, this means “Supplier to the Royal Palace”
Diagonally across the road I notice the bar
and the painting on the wall. The painting was suppose to be replica of a
painting made by Frans Hals, ...
... a walk to Lidl to stock up on edibles. We mainly bought Gouda. Local Netherlese Gouda is amazingly good. After several rounds of Gouda, we drifted off into a cheesy slumber, to be awoken the next morning by the goats screaming thier stupid heads off like hungry goats do, screams that were soon to be quenched with hay by the goat tender. We arose, showered, and got dressed ...