Stenden University Hotel
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Morning arrived with a continuing strong south-west wind and light rain. So, as soon as the dining room opened at 08.30, I was first in and immediately tucked into a hearty breakfast. I picked up the North Sea Cycle Route (NSCR) a few metres from the hotel and sped north, often in excess of 30km/h, in the shadow of a huge sea wall … something …
... around the lock area, saw some more Lemsteraak sail boats and had coffee.
Oh and ... yes we saw a lighthouse. But it is a replica.
The lighthouse was originally built in 1887 and demolished in 1968. This 1993 replica was built for a film and now stands on the pier.
Amazing how cheeky sparrows are. The cleaned up the plate on the table next to us. And they had a go at Mama's cream. I think they would have taken crumbs from our fingers, they were that tame. ...
... week. The group is very friendly and mostly ride at a similar pace. Most meals we cook ourselves and Sietze has arranged excellent group accommodation. It's Greg and my turn to cook tonight and he is shopping on their way back, chicken curry hopefully, but it just depends on what's available. Hope everyone is going well Cheers ...
... for sports such as sailing. Sloten is near the Slotermeer. It is a historical city with old buildings and a mill in the center of the city. (wikipedia)
We had a little walk (you could circumnavigate the place in 30 min.) and took lots of pictures.
We drove to visit the water areas and see the dyke. I didn't really know much about how it all worked, and found it fascinating. everywhere we have driven so far, we watch the sea level indicator on the gps and at times, it is -5m, so we are then actually driving under the canals. other times it reads 0m, which obviously explains why everything is so flat. I would love to ride my bike around here, and there are hundreds of bikes around. ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
The hotel is part of Stenden University and is managed by the students who study hotel management. Hotel and rooms are very nice and clean. The staff is helpful and very friendly. Since it is a learning institution not everything is "perfect", f.e. the spoons at the breakfast buffet were too big for the jam jars. The location is really great though, it's a 10min walk to the city center and the hotel offers free parking.
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