Hotel de Palatijn
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Travel Blogs from Alkmaar
... for new and modern housing estates which have the attraction of being located right on the waterside.
A good friend of mine lives in one of these units. These estates have a million dollar view over the canals and the town. What better way is there than to enjoy a glass of wine and roast beef sandwich while looking over the water into the old town and listening to the sound of the bells in the nearby bell tower chiming every ...
... to happen to us while walking through the area. It was nothing like driving down 118 ave back home and worrying about seeing a girl on the side of the street.
We went home after that. The weather had turned around a bit by the end of the day and it was nice to have the 20 minute walk from the metro station to the campsite. And that night we had payed to have the heater on, so our cabin was nice and toasty when we got in.
Our last day was ...
... enjoyed cycling away from the traffic and not having to worry about cars passing close to you. The countryside was really pretty with flat farmland all around and several windmills, some of which were off in the distance and one which we rode right by. We were heading towards another windmill on the map when I saw a field of purple off to the left. We couldn’t see it very well from where we were, but could see cyclists on a road that ...
... as Americans visiting a foreign country, perceive it to be. The Netherlands is a Western country, so we tend to forget that it is a foreign country. We don't take the stereotypes portrayed in Asian theater as a form of blatant racism, it is viewed as a part of culture that we, as people from a different culture, do not view the same way. Just because the Netherlands is in Europe doesn't mean we should view it any differently.
Final thought ...
13th July 2012
We rose and shone and just a pity the weather didn't. Down came the rain in heavy downpours lasting a couple of minutes then a bit of drizzle and little dry spells, but that did not stop the cheese market going ahead. It weighs 30,000 kilos of cheese changing hands and in its hay day 300,000 kilos would have been traded in 1 morning of the market. We took lots of pictures. Jean ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking