Hotel De Duif
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... are tulips the flower of Holland. The colours of the flower beds are vibrant and there are different themes in various parts of the gardens. This year's theme is Holland.
We decide to take a boat ride on the canal amongst the bulb fields. We board our electric boat and quietly set off only to come to a dead stop shortly after. We wait for another boat to come along and are then towed back to dock. We then change to another boat and ...
... Stroop wafels :)
There was a band, dressed in their red checkered shirts, and clogs, playing on top of a windmill. They also had the hand turning music players (the ones where you insert a book, with the notes in it, and the holes on the pages make certain sounds come out). Basically, the day was great! I just enjoyed driving along the countryside, and then being in nature. Ahh! The Foster in me is coming out.
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Despite both not feeling great we managed to have an awesome evening in Amsterdam!
Our hotel is right by the national museum and lovely park so we chilled there for a it before heading to dinner.
We went for dinner at a cool Argentinian grill! Hollie had steak, I went for Chicken and vegetable fajitas. Pretty boring facts haha! Afterwards we headed back towards the station and Dam square looking out over the ...
... with Euros and boarded the train. We took this and transferred to a "Sprinter (train that stops at every stop)," but not before realizing Mom left her new shoes on the first train. We went back and found a couple had taken them, so I pointed to them and got them back. I would like to think they were "holding" them for us until our return, but it was buried under their baby stroller and the bag was gone. Anyway, we were able ...
... shoes, too. Sadly, the large fields of tulips next to the gardens had already been mown down. But the gardens alone were well worth the price of admission. We stopped in Amsterdam for dinner and a tour of the Anne Frank House before heading back to Braunschweig. Not a bad weekend. :)
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