Van Der Valk Hotel Haarlem
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... and there is such a great atmosphere about the place. People were sitting out the front of their houses in the sun, drinking wine and looking out to the canal. The restaurants & bars had crowds of people milling out on to the streets but the atmosphere was buzzing rather than rowdy. Amsterdam was a lot more laid back and a lot less tacky on a whole than I had imagined it to be. I'll definitely be going back, not least because I did not ...
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 ...
... it is not something that can be shot back. I was proven wrong by some of our friends and everyone was rather merry on the cruise and showing off the different secret santa gifts. Especially Fletcher who got a miniature blow up doll which got a bit too much attention on the boat.
When we disembarked near the centre of Amsterdam, we had our first casuality of someone needing to be escorted home due to intoxication. We then bar ...
... in the Netherlands of course has to be croquettes! They are sooooo delicious and I haven't had one in so long. Afterwards we decide we should have a productive day where we get train tickets and book accommodations for the rest of our trip and figure that out. We were exhausted after traveling half the day and only on four hours of sleep. Therefore, we are hitting the sack early. We will discover the city ...
On Thursday 1st August, half of the group on the Erasmus Dutch language course I'm doing had the day off class so we decided we wanted to go on a bike trip. Two of my closest friends in the group, Marlina and Miriam, both had the day off too, and Miriam is going to University of Haarlem for one semester, so wanted to visit her soon-to-be home!
The only is issue with these plans was the 50km round trip, and my bike.
Now, to be honest, I can't really complain about ...