Hotel de Palatijn
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Reduced mobility rooms
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Travel Blogs from Alkmaar
... that we liked Alkmaar very much, it is a bit like a small scale Amsterdam, without the big museums and art galleries but just as scenic, and far less crowded
... only walking, which is where we stayed.
The cheese auction involves a lot of pomp and circumstance at the beginning. The mayor wears a collar of golden clasps and usually starts the auction. On this day however there was a large contingent of young people aged 12-15 who were in town for a young Olympians contest. There were over twenty countries represented. The official from the Olympics officially started the auction. The rounds of Gouda ...
... kinds of beautiful flowers and little shops, including drugs shops. we walked around until we decided to get some food. We ended up at a little cafe, where we had "Dutchy burgers," which were interesting to say the least. Then mom, dad and Mimi went to the store and I went back to the apartment and took a 5 hour nap! By the time that we woke up, it was dinner time! We decided to go to Cafe DeKlos, and right when we walked up to ...
... straight out to walk around town. We got lost... a lot. but we had some lunch of chips and then went up a shopping strip where we were completely lost. Once we asked where we was we went for dinner to a french/Belgium place. Unfortunately when we arrived it was closed for a private function. But the waiter was lovely and told us of some nice places to eat.
... but many booths have souvenirs and other knick-knacks that allure tourists (myself included). After a bit of searching we finally have secured cheese from unenthusiastic Dutch vendors so we then decide to explore the rest of the city.
We weave past Alkmaar's canals and discover a quaint town filled with modern shops and restaurants. We investigate an old church and admire it's medieval structure and afterwards we decided to get some Australian ice cream (yes I guess that's ...