Holland Hotel Tieman
Travel Blogs from Waalwijk
... a piece of low-lying land reclaimed from the sea or a river and protected by dikes, esp. in the Netherlands." After a few centuries, they built the series of windmills to control the water levels.
Map of Kinderdijk
... continue by means of travelling back into time. We take the car and drive to Haarlem to visit the places where we grew up, went to school, went to play and probable look at other places we both know where other schoolmates lived etc. I am looking forward to it. As I mentioned before, Ted’s sense of humor is as sickening as mine if not worse, meaning that we have shared a hell of a lot of laughs already and no doubt there are more to ...
... different kinds of beer, Ashley was excited. Then we walked around a little more and headed back to their place. A quick detour to the grocery store and a can of Pringles later we were then back in their apartment eating mussels and salad. After an amazing dinner Ashley and I looked at each other and we were like well goodnight cause we were zombies at this point. Utrecht is an amazing city, and I am so lucky to have such amazing international friends who will show me ...
2nd July 2012
It is a lovely sunny and warm morning. As our marina fees are already paid for the next couple of days, we decided to stay today at least.
Spring Tide was rather dusty so she had a wash down by John whilst Isi did some washing in the machine. John fixed our windscreen wiper with the part he bought in UK.
We used our plank today to get ashore as it turns out to be easier than using a stool on the bathing platform ...
... very handy for people visiting their country! The first and most obvious thing to say about Rotterdam is that it is all very new, this is because it was the city in the Netherlands that the Germans destroyed to force the Dutch to surrender in WW2. The second and potentially more shocking thing to note is the architecture that they decided to use to replace the devastation is nothing short of barmy! We are not sure ...