Van Der Valk Hotel Assen
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... for a barbeque with a western theme. We had very silly costumes - an inflated horse with legs hanging over so it looked as though we were riding!
Then Jim appeared in the same! Everyone had dressed up except Eileen & he had to 'drink some forfeits'. The evening was a riot (not least because Steve had bought some 11.5% beer) & ended in the early hours.
None of us were very bright this morning, Steve especially wasn't firing on ...
The schools in Hoogeveen held their own version of "De Vierdaagse" ("The Four Days Event") - a four day walking tour held every year in Holland (in Nijmegen). We had planned to do the real thing, but could not register in time to participate.
The schools walk for 5 or 10kms each day. Regina's school ...
We arrived in Amsterdam Schiphol airport in the early hours of the day. found our luggage and got our rental car. We then drove to Hoogeveen which took a generous 2 hours. We went to my aunt and uncle who live in the city centre and enjoyed catching up with them. I had seen last seen them in 2008 and it was ...
... met a Dutch guy on a Yamaha XT600, an Austrian couple driving a Land Rover 110, a Swiss guy cycling to Nordkapp and a Dutch couple driving around in their Campervan.
Onwards to Trondheim where we stopped for a couple of nights. With all the travelling we are doing, and visiting heaps of new places, we are doing lots of reading and learning heaps, like – the capital of Norway used to be Trondheim, but it was called Nidaros and the Cathedral ...
... plenty of suggestions – as well as talking about past travels through Russia, Mongolia, Australia and many other locations.
We also have had to chance to start to use our National Trust membership! At the suggestion of Rob & Linda Van Geene, we took out a membership to National Trust in the UK, which will give us free entry and free parking (where applicable), so after consulting the NT Guide Book we chose our first NT property to explore ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsVan Der Valk Hotel Assen
The double room we had was huge, clean and had everything we needed. The breakfast in the morning was amazing, so much to choose from and very worth getting up for!
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