Van Der Valk Hotel Haarlem
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- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Breakfast Available
- Conference facilities
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... when they are in full bloom. Along the route we saw all types of homes from mansions to simple housing. What they all had in common was that they were all perfectly landscaped and well manicured. In some areas along the path caution is necessary since it is shared by tractors, trucks making deliveries, and cars. The ride was smooth sailing and we were in Haarlem before lunch.
First things first, find our home for the night. With ...
... bush. Several hours delay to access the tower, so it didn't happen.
Magere Brug, the Skinny Bridge, all part of our zig zag route towards the Rijksmuseum. The Rijksmuseum a building to behold. Took the Highlights Audio Tour, as otherwise would have been lost for days. Even so, between the highlights and other works of art, were enthralled for hours. Rembrandt's ...
After big breakfast we hired two bikes from the hotel. They were good quality, and we were off on our bike mission for the day. We headed to the Heineken brewery for the tour. Our maps were a bit basic and we had no firm idea we were going but that was part of the fun. We made a pretty good job of the map and made the 4km trip without to many wrong turns. The dedicated cycle lanes make it sooo easy and fun. The brewery tour was fantastic, ...
... 10 o'clock. We had lost track of time since the sun was still shining. It was a weird moment of realization for everybody. That's why everyone has stayed up so late at night and not felt tired. The sun didn't set until close to 10:30 at night. There were none of the usual natural cues to tell us it was time to go to bed.
Since tomorrow will be our last full day in the city, we decided to turn in in preparation for our early morning.
We barged along the canals this morning relaxing and enjoying conversations with our fellow passengers.
Our destination was the Frans Hals Museum. Our docent showed us the tapestries, a magnificent doll house and many works of art. Since we are all gardeners, we especially enjoyed the numerous live floral arrangements in unusual vases placed in many rooms of the museum. The courtyard was very cared for and beautiful.
Back to the barge for another sumptuous ...