Hotel de Utrechtsche Dom
Travel Blogs from Gouda
... uphill at all. =)
The bike tours we like are self guided. The tour operator provides the bikes, panniers (the small bags that go on the side of the bikes), hotel accommodations, biking directions, and most importantly, transport of your luggage from hotel to hotel. Thus, you are just required to bike over to your next destination at the hotel chosen for that night. You pack whatever you will need during the day and then just bike. It is great. We ...
Well we set off on our trip through the water ways of Holland and Belgium.
After a good nights sleep, got up had breakfast, and then started off for Nieuwegein.
We went through 1 road bridge that had to be lifted before we came to Hasstrecht. There we found the bridge had broken and they were waiting for an engineer to come ...
One thing very noticeable in Gouda is the buildings can all be built with the front walls at slightly different angles, it looks quirky but great. Also saw a couple of houses where the doors and windows and the outside walls all were at an angle, and it was not an optical illusion. Loved the place.
Back to the barge, dinner and an early night for me having had about 30 hours of flying and then a full day after arriving in Holland at 5:25am.
This morning we barged to Rotterdam. After breakfast we walked to the Pilgrim Church where we heard an organ concert featuring music of Bach, Handel and a surprise at the end, an arrangement of The Star-Spangled Banner and the Dutch National Anthem.
We enjoyed a slide presentation by an art historian when we returned to the barge. He explained that in the fifteenth ...
... Nico, a hostess, chef Matesis and our guide Piet. On this tour there were 15 passengers from USA, Mexico, France, Canada and a family with two young boys from Ireland. What a wonderfully diverse group we were!
We ate and slept on the barge but biked an average 30-40 km (25-30 miles) a day mostly on the west portion of Holland. The weather was cool (about 50 degree) and fairly pleasant. Most of the country side is ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed