Travel Blogs from Leiden
When I first booked the Barge and Bike Tulip Tour last year, I was told that the tulip blooming seasons is rather short (about two to three weeks) so it is pure luck if we would see the tulips bloom in the field or not. Our stars must have aligned the right way because this year Holland has had a very mild winter so we arrived at the peak blooming time for the famous symbol of this country.
Wild Tulips were originally found in Tien Shan (Sky Mountain in China) mountain ...
... of the parental home.
Ever since I have been trying to keep up with the last tasks on my lists, but at some point today it dawned on me that it isn't important to finish all travel preparations before leaving tomorrow. I will be back for a full week at the end of September and anything that's left to do I can do then. So instead I focused on hanging out with my parents, visiting my grandmother, getting my bunny settled ...
We leave London 6:45 in the morning. We take the ferry from Dover to Calais (the White Cliffs are really cool). The White Cliffs of Dover are ******* beautiful. Then we drive through Belgium. Eventually, we arrive in Amsterdam.
The Hotel is owned by Best Western is surprisingly nice. I meet my roommate Vlad. Vlad is cool. We each do a shot of Tequila to start the night. Then we go to the lobby and do a couple more. The aussies ...
... part of this museum is the grounds with grass, hedges, glass house, vegetable garden and best of all there are Henry Moore sculptures all over the grounds and this experience is free.
Walked around Amsterdam crossing lots of small bridges across the canals, narrow streets with ...
... backed only to find our missed junction was a signpost completely obscured by overgrown bush!! I reckon we do about 40km a day during which we spend about a quarter of the time lost!!
The campsite in Leiden is lovely. Our van is parked on a piece of grass right next to a mooring, maybe four rows of about thirty boats. During the night you can hear the gentle chink of the rigging against the masts. Its a beautiful sound.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Wheelchair accessibility