Van Der Valk Hotel Haarlem
Travel Blogs from Haarlem
... Union, all of whom tried to sell me on their way of thinking. Again, being too cheap to go into any museums, I wandered all over town, at one point accidentally coming across a herd of deer in a park (they were in a large pen, and pretty curious). I basically walked from one side of the town to the other, and then across in the other direction, so my feet were getting pretty tired after a couple of hours.
I also had to pee.
Discovered how much we can really squeeze into a day... Started off with a bacon and egg breakfast not far from the hotel... Wandered about the city, visited the Moooi showroom and Kochbos Gallery - got some cool poster art. Cruised the canals, saw the beautiful Rijks museum building did the Heineken Experience, got a personalised bottle made and drank ...
... famous Coffee Shops (which is where weed is sold) that featured in the Oceans Eleven movie with Brad Pitt. In the window of the coffee shop was the most chilled out cat I had ever seen just sitting on the ledge loving life!
Towards the end of the tour it started to rain and by the time it was all over and I had finally made it home I was feeling horribly sick. I crawled into bed and next thing I know it was 10am the following day!
... me as an additional driver with my temporary drivers licence,
Holland is very strange- one minute you are
driving out in the countryside and everything is very flat and rather boring,
but before long you come to a delightful village, usually with a pretty canal
... the trip. Every time I reach the point where I've planned the whole trip, I start focusing on the next trip.
That's when my annual travel dip comes. Because after the summer vacation life gets too busy for a short city hop and then before you know it the holiday season has arrived and you're constantly busy with family visits. On top of that schedules (mostly) don't become available for the next summer vacation until November/December, so there's no ...