Holland Hotel De Hoogt
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... antique phone boxes , etc.). Everything was moved here from their original locations throughout the country and situated on a working demonstration farm. Even the farm livestock was historic, being obsolete non-commercial breeds not wanted in modern farming operations. The buildings were closed for the winter season but we knew this and appreciated the reduced off season admission. Despite the place not running at full mast, ...
... counting down the K`s it was a lot cooler as we approached northern Europe, Wally van was again perfect knocking off the miles without missing a beat!! We did nearly get wiped out by a lorry in northern Germany, sitting behind a polish lorry for about 30 mins it was time to overtake, I was bored of reading the polish words on the back of his trailer trying to work out what it said, so just easing along side him just going a couple of MPH faster we drew ...
And what a beautiful day to go "around" in. Currently 22 degrees at 7pm! Don't you love it! Just right for me!
Went for a huge walk. And I think almost all the locals did too - at least to laze in the sunshine on bits of green (grass, not the smoking kind btw!) Oh, and they don't walk - they cycle. Only the tourists walk!
Stopped by Rembrant's House/Museum. Didn't do the tour, but paid my respects. Saving my money for Van Gogh.
... in the circular Reading Room in the centre of the Grand Court of the Museum. The place was crowded and the many school excursions didn't help. I know I should be more tolerant, but trying to see the displays while eager Year 5s push in to fill their worksheets does become rather frustrating. Ther were some fascinating artefacts. The frescoes and mosaics wrre amazing and the statues, magnificent. One very poignant exhibit was ...
... keep with the theme of being outside the city centre and grabbed a train to the Keukenhof gardens. The gardens were absolutely beautiful, full of thousands of flowers. The tulip festival is on, so there were thousands of tulips all over, in beautiful arrangements and a huge variety of colours. We wandered around the gardens for a couple hours, then headed back into the city for an early night.
Monday was a day of shopping, while we searched out something ...
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