Travel Blogs from Amersfoort
... are an essential part of my kit to simply keep down the wind noise otherwise by the end of the journey my ears will be ringing all night long. I quickly stopped 5km up the road and put them in and what a difference it made.
As I said above, the weather was chilly and never got above 4 for the first 100miles or so but as I approached Dusseldorf a bit of blue sky opened and soon the temp was way up at 8 Celsius....not that it felt any different!!
... to explore other parts of the Netherlands and Europe on breaks and weekends. I was fortunate to be able to travel to 14 countries throughout the year and I will try to cover some of the highlights.
In the Netherlands, I was able to learn about how Delftware, a blue-painted pottery that the Netherlands is known for, is crafted. I was also able to bike about 25 miles to the beaches of Zandvoort and visit the cites of Utrecht, Maastricht, Zaanse Schans, and ...
... her crazy, funkster vibe. When she speaks, I hear that she has a thick Dutch accent. I’m waiting for her to confess that she too smokes a lot of marijuana, but by the glassy look in her eyes I guess she feels that there is no need for a confession.
Ash, crazy Jamaican clog man, begins our ride by whipping out a bright pink fairy wand. As we ride up the street, following him like a family of ducks, Ash reaches the fairy wand high into the sky. I almost fall ...
... hassles, no fussing on tags no deviations all looked so disciplined and neat contrary to anyother experiences I may have had.
I got in queue for baggage check and am shocked when a "firangi" speaks neat accentless hindi - "Madam aap yahaan aayyiye - passport folder purse mein rakh dijeye!" Oh boy I was pleasantly surprised to hear this!
Another two minutes and security check got ...
... the blue one but apparently there are over 36 types of BOLS!! In the museum it has information screens about how BOLS was created in the 1500's, how it's survived, old ways of drinking it, and getting it out to the public when alcohol was made illegal. The next room has the full collection of KLM houses that hold BOLS and they give out on first class plane rides (a new design is created each year). After that they do sense tests with flavour ...
Other places to stay in Amersfoort
Bosgebied, Amersfoort | 3 star hotelfrom $68
De Berg Noord, Amersfoort | 3 star hotelfrom $64
Zonnehof, Amersfoort | 4 star hotelfrom $77
De Hoef, Amersfoort | 3 star hotelfrom $64
Stadskern, Amersfoort | 3 star hotelfrom $93
Stadskern, Amersfoort | Hotelfrom $102