Van Den Berg State
Travel Blogs from Leeuwarden
Walking through the streets of Leeuwarden should have been amazing; instead, it was a struggle and I felt like a teeny-tiny ant crawling in a giant anthill. I was more likely focused on how fast I could escape from this crowd rather than enjoying the medieval building surrounding me.
Two days ago I arrived in Leeuwarden. Before I decided to visit this city, I researched the city with my mobile phone and found ...
... which is now a luxury!) I washed my dirty clothes, washed the bugs off the front of Lily and then waxed it to try to prevent less bug stickage!! So, that was all yesterday. Today, I have spent literally the whole day driving round holland being sent from place to place to get things fixed. The caravan shop I was hoping could help only dealt with caravans, but referred me somewhere else which was 20mins in the general direction I wanted to be going anyway - it was closed for ...
Today Gitta and Paula drove us over the big Afsluitdyke! I've been wanting to see this! We stopped at the monument and took in the views. There is a monument to the man Lely who was behind the dyke being built. The dyke is 7m above average sea level and about 30km long. Quite a lot of people driving and cycling across today. We stopped a bit further along to have our lunch on the dyke. Very nice. Next a drive down through Friesland to ...
... was indeed fast. It was twice as fast and Brian was required to put on a seatbelt since all passengers sitting on the isle with no seats in front of them were required to do so. OK, we didn't think it was fast enough to make that necessary but I guess in different sea conditions it may have been.
We had a nice little dinner at a restaurant recommended by Shere in the downtown area of Harlingen. I was able to enjoy it knowing that we didn't have to ...
... next airbnb stay. We got a great welcome by Shere, a Spaniard married to a Dutchman. She had an 8 month old baby and they were renting their room in the attic. It was hard to find a place on the Island and the hotels that were not super expensive were all booked. The setup was not ideal since we felt we needed to be very careful not to disturb them. They were super accommodating and made every effort to make us feel welcome.
Other places to stay in Leeuwarden
Heliconweg 52, Leeuwarden | 4 star hotelfrom $104
Tweebaksmarkt 25-27, Leeuwarden | 4 star hotelfrom $109
Stationsweg 4, Leeuwarden | 4 star hotelfrom $89
Van Sminiaweg 32-36, Leeuwarden | 4 star hotelfrom $118
Legedijk 6, Leeuwarden | 3 star hotelfrom $75
Hofplein 29, Leeuwarden | 4 star hotelfrom $94
Europaplein 20, Leeuwarden | 1 star hotelfrom $101
Rengerslaan 8, Leeuwarden | Hotelfrom $81
Eewal 73, Leeuwarden | Hotelfrom $69