Mercure Utrecht Nieuwegein
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
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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 ...
We took advantage of a Groupon special deal with DFDS Seaways from Newcastle to Amsterdam. Leaving 5pm on the Friday and sailing overnight arriving in Holland at 9am Saturday. Then onto the bus and into Amsterdam to spend 4-5 hours free time before returning.
The crossing over was very calm and there was lots to keep us entertained on the ship including Cinemas, restaurants ...
... is 'Trappist Westvleteren 12'. Its a Trappist bier made in a town 140miles from Brussels. It's made by the monks purely for the purposes of the monks monetary needs. For example, if they have plumbing issues they will brew more beer that year. Each car can only by 12 bottles from their brewery at any one time. You'd have to swap cars to get more and obviously they don't export or sell anywhere expect in the brewery. Overseas 12 bottles on the black market fetches $4000. As ...
... at. Driving into the town we all realised the place was tiny and we were all in for a quiet night, we were wrong! In the afternoon we did a wine tasting in a cellar that dates back to the 1700's the cellar was beautiful and the wine even more so. It was all local Rhine valley wine and its amazing because the vineyards are on the hillside and some of them almost look like they are sitting vertical with the slope. One wine In particular I loved was a desert ...
... of the dowry of a young woman of the 16th century (handed down in her family for generations until bought by the museum) and apparently depicts fairly accurately the house of a wealthy Dutch family of that era. Holland had many wealthy people at that time, and collecting miniatures in silver was a major hobby. The museum has a quite amazing collection of tiny everyday objects in exquisitely detailed silver. The Dolls Houses were one way the wealthy could display their silver ...