Hotel Restaurant de Jonge
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... around the lock area, saw some more Lemsteraak sail boats and had coffee.
Oh and ... yes we saw a lighthouse. But it is a replica.
The lighthouse was originally built in 1887 and demolished in 1968. This 1993 replica was built for a film and now stands on the pier.
Amazing how cheeky sparrows are. The cleaned up the plate on the table next to us. And they had a go at Mama's cream. I think they would have taken crumbs from our fingers, they were that tame. ...
Today we travelled to the first World Heritage Site in the Netherlands:
The Island of Schokland
Except it is not an island any longer.
Imagine, in prehistoric times a landscape, part of the mainland and beginning to be settled by hunter gatherers. By about 1000 AD fishermen begin to make a living here ...
Today we had an easy going day. We went to Sloten
Sloten received city rights in 1426, and is the smallest of the eleven Frisian cities. It lies within the municipality of Gaasterlân-Sleat. Sloten is one of the smallest cities of the Netherlands and is a ...
... the life of a wealthy Boer/farming family. From furniture, firewood and sleeping arrangements to chamber pots, witches balls and preserving food, it was all interesting stuff. The tour was nicely supplemented by a film in a stable coverted to theatre. Whilst in Dutch, we could follow much of the plot, of an American lady travelling to Orvelte to learn of the reason of her Oma moving to America. It was a good film, with some ...
... is obviously different immediately. The Netherlands is known for it's flat plains, and that’s exactly what we saw as our first impression.
Took lots of photos, and watched the sea level indicator as it often dropped to -5, which meant we were driving under a canal. We headed for our little village and also saw all the signs to Amsterdam, which was exciting as we were headed there on Sunday.
We arrived at ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Their website says free Wifi available at the site, but the barn house that we stayed had no Wifi. We raised this issue to the owner but didn't get any service recovery. However, it was a lovely place, a bit over priced.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.