Van Der Valk Hotel Haarlem
- Breakfast Available
- Conference facilities
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- High-speed internet in room (free)
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Oh my god, we have just woken up and it’s 12.15pm, jeeze that joint must have been gud schitt yah! With no better way to get going we had a 6 minute shower (that is the maximum water allowance one token gives you) and a bacon roll and got our walking gear on for a day in Bos Forest! We drive deeper into the forest away from ...
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 ...
... built on wooden stilts and now on concrete ones. They are sunk 43 feet into the ground. The majority of houses also have hoists as part of their design. This is because Amsterdam houses are very narrow and have extremely steep stairs there is no way you could get a sofa or even a single mattress up the stairs. Apparently hoist and gable designs have changed over the years with trends to have different types of designs in different decades. You might also notice that the ...
... we caught the train to central station and then the ferry over to Amsterdam nord. It was raining so heavily that the ferry was swaying. We were completely saturated. But the markets were Infinitely worth it. It was a great big flea market full of second hand items with a skate ramp on the upper level of the warehouse. It was a very very cool market and I would highly recommend it. Particularly for a rainy day. There was music playing and all sorts of interesting people and ...
... the homes while being hoisted. The weather today was perfect for walking. Mostly sunny with a temperature around 70 degrees. After being on the go most of the day, we crawled back to our hotel and collapsed. We estimate that we walked from 7 to 10 miles today. While at breakfast this morning we met two lovely couples from Rochester who are also on our tour. Last night we met two ladies from Canada. At this point we are ...