Die Raeckse Hotel
Travel Blogs from Haarlem
7 Aug 2013
“Hello” I said when I walked into a bar in
the centre of Haarlem. Beside the girl bartender there was no one there. I
ordered a beer and looked around. Nothing had changed by the looks of it. The
last time I had been there was around 10 years ago. I took a photograph of the
picture hanging on the back wall above the entrance to the toilet, showing
three man side by side.
... our luggage and were taken into the town of Velserbroek. Which is a nice common Netherlands town. They live in what we would call a townhouse. We were greeted by their two daughters the oldest 17 named Ellen and the youngest Kierston who is 15, and was wearing a Philadelphia Eagles shirt. Their dad Bart is a teacher of special needs children and has to work until Friday and then he is off for the summer holiday. So Tini had ...
... best wax I've ever gotten, might I add. Amsterdam Airport may just be my new wax stop...).
Since my Australia trip, I had forgotten how much I LOVE the food served on international flights. Not only did I get to munch on AMAZING almonds, but also got served supper and breakfast. I enjoyed some pasta, a salad, a blue berry muffin, an egg sandwich, ...
... Hans Brinker. Spaarndam, like the rest of the Netherlands, is heavily involved in Queen’s day celebratory activities, and this little village is hopping. This first biking day is meant to acclimate us and we pedal a reasonable 9 mile distance skirting busy city streets to join the amazing network of paved bike trails that serve the Dutch public who use them for daily commuting. Fabulous weather, easy pedaling, and a fun destination make us feel that we were smart to end ...
... Shelby came separately and she stepped on the train just as the doors closed. At that moment we all decided that for the next few days, we would plan on leaving at least 15 minutes earlier than we should. It made for a fun memory though! I was ready to crack open our Heineken beer on the train, in preparation of the factory tour, but.....we forgot a bottle opener. I tried desperately to open it but ended up cutting my hand up, and people asked me if I got in a fight! Around ...