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Our day started very bright and early - so early breakfast at John Peirres hadn't started, but he had kindly packaged us a brekky to go. I was expecting a juice, and pastry. Maybe an apple. Instead we got a feast, enough for brekky for four! Our breakfast consisted of: - 2 small rolls filled with cheese -2 cheese sandwiches - 2 ham sandwiches - 2 apples - 2 orange juices - 2 chocolate milkshakes - a twin - a praline chocolate bar - 2 waffles What a breakfast! Needless ...
... trendy areas including the Jordaan were just steps away.
What a find, the only draw back that there were no elevators and it was 37 steep, steep, steep stairs to reception! Luckily our room was on a lower floor and we only has to contend with 17 of them on regular basis.
We enjoyed our time walking the canals, being overwhelmed by the number of bicycles in the city. The approximate population is around 800,000 and we think everyone uses a bike ...
All morning Fi and I tried to do some booking for the weekend struggling to find a reasonably priced hostel or hotel in Ghent, Antwerp, Brussels, Bruges, Rotterdam, Leiden or Amsterdam. Not a single one. We eventually give up on the fruitless task and head out for another beer.
The Heineken Experience was our destination. It is an interactive museum about ...
... was spent riding the hop-on hop-off bus around the city. One highlight was a visit to Gassan Diamonds where we learned about the processes involved in cutting diamonds, watched diamond cutters at work, and sat down at a table with a woman who, using tens of thousands of dollars worth of diamonds as examples, explained the grading methods used to value diamonds. I asked, but she said there were no free samples.
But the ...
... Duurstede and continued through 2 locks. Tonight was a gala dinner with 4 courses of excellent food. We will be cruising all night and in the morning arriving at Bonn at 1.30.
There may be delays in blogging as the WiFi on the boat is woeful. Everyone is in the lounge being entertained at the moment so I am taking advantage of available ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsKing Hotel Amsterdam
So we went to the nearby Bulldog to take advantage of what you take advantage of in Amsterdam. Totally awesome location in Leidseplein. Hotel was originally built as a 17th century canal house where Mata Hari used to live. Small quarters but private bed and bath. I remember the stairs being really small and tight.
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