Van Der Valk Hotel Antwerpen
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- High-speed internet in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Breakfast Available
- Reduced mobility rooms
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... an hour) thought about getting a hair cut but didn't. It costs a lot over here.
I then also went and lay down for a while. Like three hours.
At 7 I did a little tour with a guy who does free tours and he told me of the history of Antwerp and some really cute stories.
My favourite two are:
The Muze...the place we went last night? Turns out that went bankrupt last year ...
So the wait in Brussels wasn't too long....but that doesn't mean there wasn't enough time for any drama! Driffers (Rebecca D) and Sara decided to split from the group and head off to the ladies. On their stroll back they missed the turn to the gate and ended up in a huge panic thinking the plane had gone without them! And so eventually, everyone boarded and off we go to ...
... Here we got a guided tour through the brewery along with a description on how the beer is made, fermented and bottled. To conclude the tour, we were given glasses of two of their beers; the Gueuze Lambic and the Rosť de Gambriunus (A raspberry flavoured Kriek Lambic). Little did we know that both of these were sour beers, but we toughed it out and finished them, free alcohol, why not?
We finished our day by walking around the downtown center, doing ...
... monkeys in city zoo very happy. The port itself is on the River Scheldte and is located about 50 kms inland, protected against many of the tidal problems facing those on the coast itself. However, they do have to contend with the occasional flood.
Antwerp's population is just over half a million and appears to be reasonably affluent [maybe able to be so because lots are not having to maintain a car]. There also ...
... after her name was called as the family member representing our absent father. It's just such a hard feeling to describe but I felt so proud of what was being done here and so thankful and proud of Denis as a representative of his selfless parents. I wanted to hug this man. I'm sorry but I am so tired so I will end this for now and continue tomorrow if I can find a place with wifi. Enjoy the pictures of my family from many years ago and soon I will post other interesting ones...good night. ...