Mercure Utrecht Nieuwegein
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... it in the first place. After the tour we grabbed a quick bite to eat and headed over to the Anne Frank House. It was a very interesting tour through the old jam factory and makeshift secret apartment which her and her family lived in for 2 years hiding from the Nazis. It is quite unbelievable that 8 people could live in such a small and dark space for so long, I couldn't imagine how stressful and fearful it would be hiding for your life ...
... but I was so full afterwards, people shouldn't really eat that much food!! We also meet a kiwi girl at the table next to us, so happily spent time talking about expats living in London and Amsterdam with her and her English friend.
After dinner we went for a walk through the red light district- such a crazy place... Only in Amsterdam would you ever see anything like that.. we also stopped off at a peep show where you put in €2 ...
... on a busy street, open the door and there is the tallest flight of stairs imaginable and about 24 inches wide.......no problem the fearless leader took our bags up and we followed. We were offered a drink and relaxed in a beautiful lounge, even two cats to talk to. Then the good news....we are on the third floor! Yes two more flights of enormously long and ridiculously narrow stairs! The fearless leader struck ...
After an even better nights sleep, we took off and headed to Arkel. On the way we encountered bridges that opened all different ways, swing, hinged &, total lift. Along with 3 locks. We also had to cross a large river. All very interesting. The countryside was great, at many places where towns or villages ...
... knowing very little about the history, but quickly gained some insight.
Amsterdam was the birth place of the infamous Dutch Indies Trading Companies. A trading company that made most trading possible and quite profitable trading in gold, slaves, spices and more. It is the birth of capitalism which made history. Amsterdam also played a role in WWII as a safe haven to Jews because as long as they stayed like the Catholics before they were free to ...