Van Der Valk Hotel De Bilt
Travel Blogs from De Bilt
... two little Persies walking side by side playing invisible soccer was quite cute. No-one else wanted to see Anne Franks house, I had heard the queues were ridiculous but I did want to set eyes on it, all the same. Absolutely correct..the queue at 7.30pm was over 100m, but it was very easy to walk by and have a look at the outside. So I did. ...
... briefly at a store called "Etos" where I bought some Herome nail hardener, which is unavailable in the States. We also stopped by a pharmacy and bought a container of Hermesetas, because I forgot to bring ours from home. We decided to walk to the Van Gogh Museum, an approximate 60 minute walk along shady canals and cobbled streets. A bicyclist nearly wiped us out as we rounded one corner. The girl skidded her tires but did manage to ...
... you the history of the Heineken family. It's great how they turned a family run business into a global company. The second part is about the making of the beer. Then you get to see the Heineken horses that are still in service today. They had a little plaque there which told you all about them. It said that in accordance with Freddy Heineken's wishes a horse will always be named after him and it also said that the horses, like the staff, get an annual holiday. They travel to ...
... and provide for his family. Later when the Nazi's invaded Amsterdam the family hid in back of the father's business. A few trusted employees helped them and brought them food and they hid out there for 2 years before they were found.
It was so strange to walk into that house. We walked through the secret door that led to their hiding spot and into the few small rooms where they lived. There was a living room with a sink and stove and a few sleeping rooms for the ...
... was extraordinary! I took photos I will post soon. It is hard to explain it in words really, but we saw many famous works which was wonderful! Also, got to see a Monet in the mix! The Museum is absolutely worth visiting. His famous painting “Starry Night” is not there, though. It, of course, is held at the MoMa in New York City. I did learn something new; Van Gogh voluterily admited himself to a physciatric facility. I picked up a few ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking