Ibis Leiden Centre
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... and Nepal. The first will be hot, hot, hot, and the last will go from warm to chilly whilst I'm visiting. Given the activities I have planned, decent footwear and comfortable clothing are essential. Moreover, especially in the countries in the Middle East, a modest wardrobe will be much more appreciated. But, as I will also be enjoying the wonders of the Red Sea, some swimwear should be included as well.
One could say I am in a luxury position, as I can ...
... I am surprised that Delft was so packed with people when Leiden and Dordrecht were not and yet are the ones we would recommend. I can only assume it is the "pulling power" of pottery!
From Delft, we cycled to The Hague. This is the beauty of this country - you can cycle from any main centre to another on specially built cycleways...normally very scenic, either alongside canals or up on dykes or through polders and away ...
... restaurant with kroketjes and haring. Then more punting through the richest parts with more paling, olives and cheese, Heineken and delicious red wine. Back to Maliebaan, and a delicious dinner at a restaurant where you make ur own 3 course meal from three menus with a fixed price - gourmet! Then driven 15 mins to Nordwijk to Mariekes holiday house - amazing generosity. We are ...
... home too and while we considered a day trip to Amsterdam, we opted to remain in Leiden and see the town some more. We were not able to visit the Pilgrim Museum--did you know the Pilgrims lived in Leiden for 12 years BEFORE they came over to the US on the Mayflower? The museum isn't open on Tuesdays so we'll have to see it another time. Instead we went to the Ethnology Museum which was wonderful! It concentrates on the cultures of the ...
... was able to get a lot of inside knowledge into Dutch culture and history. I visited the initial headquarters of the East India Trading Company, stood on the widest bridge, and visited the narrowest house in Amsterdam. Katie and i went to the Amsterdam Dungeon, which is an interactive theater production that teaches you all about the past 500 years of Amsterdam history. We had a blast taking pictures in Madame Toussand's wax museum, and meeting many new friends in out ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
TravelPod Member ReviewsIbis Leiden Centre
Comfort and ease of travel are two words I would describe for this hotel. Located right across from the train station, it was a welcome sight after a long day on the train. And once there, the room was clean and comfortable with plenty of options for room service despite the late hour. Free Wi-fi was also available for me to catch up on my daily tasks.
Getting to Keukenhof Gardens from there was a snap, as the bus leaves right from the train station. And once back after visiting the gardens, I was able to take a nice stroll around town.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.