Mercure Hotel Den Haag Leidschendam
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What a city! And Happy Easter weekend everyone! Opting to throw our tourist hats to the Dutch wind, today we aimed to have a relaxing day. We started by visiting the Negen district (9th district), a cool shopping area with boutiques, vintage shops, and everything in between. We found a great cafe and possibly had the best sandwiches ever...at least in the past few days. Turns out we were in a beautiful canal district, bridges ...
Well we're on dry land and that's not often said about Amsterdam! The Dutch pump 800000 litres of water a minute day and night to keep their canal system functioning. That is astonishing. Some of the footings for their buildings go down 53 m and still the building lean! But it's not all about Amsterdam (well really I suppose it is now) but today was fair well to the ship day. Some hardy soles left by 7:30 to catch their ...
We were sad to say good bye to our Danish and Canadian friends in Aarhus but also excited to get to Amsterdam to see our friends Margot and Herman and their children, Jan and Cleo. It was another full day of driving, leaving Aarhus after breakfast and arriving in Amsterdam in time for dinner. Lucky for us, Herman and Margot had a delicious dinner waiting for us when we got in.
We rented an apartment near our friends and were pleased to ...
... however a H&M store and Madame Tassaud's museum kind of detracted from its historical atmosphere. From there, our walking tour continued into the famous Red Light District. As for what we witnessed and experienced that night... what happens in Amsterdam, stays in Amsterdam.
WEDNESDAY 7 AUGUST
Considering how late we had stayed out the night before, I somehow managed to drag myself out of bed at 6.30am to go to the Anne Frank ...
When we woke up this morning we got on a tram and went in to Dam Square where we got some cash out, grabbed something to smoke and headed to the train station. We bought some tickets and got on a train to Amersfoort, then to Apeldoorf where we got a bus to the Apenheul primate park. I got some fries and we had a smoke before going in. We had been very highly recommended going to see wildlife while stoned... So we walked up to the entrance, and by that time the majority of the effect ...
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