Hotel Het Trefpunt
Travel Blogs from Gouda
... Ja' to the wedding vows. Leith had been asked as a witness which meant we were sitting at the front, so had a good view of proceedings.
Afterwards there was wedding cake and nibbles with champagne.
Later that afternoon about 50 of us were invited to the wedding dinner. This was 5 course meal one course being family Gouda cheese which was very nice.
Some lovely speeches by the bride and groom
... outside the shop I pondered the question how this man would react
when you tell him that smoking as actually real bad for you and that you must
have rocks in your head to do this nowadays
with the knowledge that we have what this is doing to
your body in the long term. I bad this man would say something like this. It is
not an issue and my harsh voice is in our genes as my father and grandfather
had the same kind of voice and were also short of ...
... on and after another hour we were passing through a town and Laura was ready for a lunch break. We found a fantastic cafe and enjoyed the food and drinks. My breakfast was still sticking with me but Laura did a great job of finishing off the dishes. Our only disappointment was the volleyball tournament that was going on.
-off we went and we quickly realized that our beloved GPS was leading us to ...
... would allow us less flexibility, specially in terms of setting our own schedule. Thus we chose the one with stays at different hotels, breakfasts included but no dinners.
Duration: 8 days (7 nights)
Length: 320 km/199 miles MINIMUM. That is, if you take the direct routes (we didn't - we took additional, optional routes) and if you don't get lost (we did) and if your first hotel is the same as everyone else's (it wasn't).
... and customs stations all used to make trouble for the ships captains. In the 14th century there were 62 customs stations, and many cities had staple rights, enabling them to force every ship to unload and offer its cargo for sale locally. That all ended in 1831 when the Rhine Shipping Act was signed in Mainz and the Rhine could prosper as an international waterway.