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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 ...
... room walls are covered in huge portraits of royals, and draped in red velvet curtains. There was a wedding reception in the next room across. We are unable to pay for anything. The first time we tried, Tim was quite sternly told 'no, and don't do that again!'. Another time Juliet quietly said 'no no it's an insult'. She is a little more down to earth and aware of regular people. Falkert has been overly hospitable and lovely to us, and quite clearly realizes that we're different. ...
... 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 ...
... village of Workum to visit the art museum of a famous local artist Jopie Huisman. He was a self taught painter who liked to collect old things and paint them. Fantastic work. Then ice cream and a cuppa at the cafe:) We drove on to Lelystad to see the replica of the ship Batavia from the VOC (Dutch East India company). They have also started to build another tall ship there. Then the rain started to come down so off home we went. A great day ...
... outdoor table with people passing by constantly, and took a quick cat nap. I woke up to Brian making gestures to a passersby and having a laugh about me napping.
Although we had a reserved ferry back to the mainland scheduled for more than an hour later, Brian and I thought we could try to get on the earlier ferry. Sometimes you get lucky and this time we did since they let us go on the fast ferry that was leaving in 5 minutes at no extra charge. The ...
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