Travel Blogs from Utrecht
We had to check out of the hotel at 10 so had pretty much a full day to waste before the night train to Prague. This also meant that we had to carry our backpacks around all day too! We decided to visit Uttrecht, as I'd heard that it was a quieter, prettier version of Amsterdam. It was a 30 min train ride, and was very quiet, as everything on a …
... in the sticker actually…
We meandered around town for a while, sticking our heads into lovely local shops like Dill and Camille, and even visited an Aboriginal art gallery. It was so bizarre to see one in Europe, and even stranger to see them selling products we don’t have in Aussie.
Rianne had told us about Olivier’s Belgian beer café, which used to be a church (when worshipping in public was illegal in Holland), but has since been turned ...
... the conversations and the guys were kind enough to translate a few things for me from time to time. Anne headed out for her basketball training and I retired to my air mattress for the night.
The next day was probably the most fun I have had in a long time. I borrowed Anne’s roommate Simone's bike and we took to the streets. It was a dream come true – riding a bike in a pretty Dutch town on cobblestone roads, eating ...
... like fish, smelled like fish, and tasted like fish. Needless to say, I rode home crampy and cursed his name.
We walked out of there fat Americans, waddled back through town on the way back to the car, and saw some more interesting stores. We saw a few sex toy stores, these are very popular in most towns as sexuality is not so taboo in Europe. They are open with expressing sexuality, have free local porn channels on cable, encourage sexual health ...
... so amazingly told in the museum. You enter the house from the first floor and you walk single-file through the small rooms where the Frank family hid for over 3 years until their arrest in 1944. Everything from their always covered windows to their small posters on their walls remains intact and you feel like you were literally there.
At the end of the walk you see the story of Anne ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center