Travel Blogs from Capelle aan den IJssel
... The Jewish Bride," and "Self-Portrait as the Apostle Paul") impressive. Following the morning of museums, I trekked over to the recommend Sara's Pancake House for a traditional (and organic) pancake dinner (or lunch in my case). While probably not the healthiest meal, it was quite tasty. After lunch I embarked on Rick's Jordaan walk through the quiet residential neighborhood canals and Westerkerk (West Church). ...
... of architecture with a predominance of post war rather ugly buildings. The Rhine was high and flowing swiftly. Can't say I enjoyed our rather expensive stop off in Cologne! We collected our bags after a little problem in that the machine would not accept notes. graham wanted to leave to go to the toilet but I said he couldn't in case we needed him. We dispatched him to get some change and he came back with change and a Greman newspaper. ...
... room had dolls houses. I thought that sounded quite interesting, expecting a room full of miniature houses like I have seen in catalogues. Oh my. First of all there were only three of them but they were huge. They'd been built into ornate cabinets - one was at least two metres by two metres, the other slightly smaller. The big one was so tall you had to stand on stairs to see in. These were not toys but pieces to show off wealth and boy were they something. The slightly smaller one ...
... stayed in the hostel in 2009. I saw the narrowest house in Amsterdam, which was literally not much wider than the door (it apparently opened up in the back). The houses in Amsterdam are all very skinny, but very long once you go inside. That’s because in the olden days the owners were taxed based on the square footage on the street. On the boat ride they’d said the wealthiest people lived on the outside of the canal curves, because the houses had much more space in ...
... better buses that can go faster.
- Take your time when you need to get cash and count on needing to find different ATMs before one accepts your card.
It was sometimes hard to find an ATM that would accept my Dutch debit card (Maestro, ING bank). Even if it had a Maestro sticker. Some banks accepted my ING bank card, but not my girlfriend's Rabobank card. If your card doesn't work, try the ATM of another bank. Sometimes I could take out a ...
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- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking
- Pets allowed