Hotel de Utrechtsche Dom
Travel Blogs from Gouda
... but some were manned. Only one did we have to pay for. The bridge keeper lowered a clog into which I had top pit 4.50 euro (the toll there) into. Quaint.
We finally got into Nieuwegein about 5:30 after seeing some wonderful scenery and traveling very leisurely through the countryside, could get to like this life.
... in the English style during the late eighteen hundreds. We were very fortunate to be there at "Peak" for the rhodos and azaleas. The native yellow tree peonies were new to me. The huge specimen trees including beeches were magnificent. The flock of sheep in the meadow added to the serene feeling.
A surprise in the evening was a visit to a second generation rose ...
... while each type of flower was blooming, it took over a year to complete this work. We viewed a new exhibit of fossils and cycads, plants that were living during the time of the dinosaurs.
After lunch at The Hague, we went to the Gemeente Museum which is the temporary home to the works of the Dutch Masters of the Golden Era. Our guide from Massachusetts said "as an American learning Dutch, it is not so much a language as it is ...
... kinds of water fowl in the canals. In addition to the ever present geese and mallard ducks, we also saw many swans nesting in the open ground. The scenery was green and tranquil just like pastoral paintings we saw many times in European museums.
We took breaks often to taste the cheese in Gouda ( made only with freshest whole milk as the local lady proudly proclaimed!), stop by town's center to admire the majestic 10 meter ...
... canal. Jane and Jacob really seemed to hit it off. Not disinterestedly, he helped her set up her Apple TV, which gave us some time to talk. Then he came in and did his best to charm her with his wit and sarcasm, which went over well, I think. I hope so anyway! She seemed amused. The next day she took us for a delicious lunch the next day of savory pancakes, a Dutch specialty. I had spinach, goat cheese, and pine nuts, and both Jane ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed