Van Der Valk Hotel Vianen
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"I'm headed out west with my headphones on, boarded a flight with a song in the back of my soul."
- John Mayer
The past 25 days have been an experience that has opened my eyes in so many different ways. First, though our time in each city was pretty rushed, it was incredible getting to take in that many sights in such a short time. Second, I've made so many new friends in this short time, with whom I feel like I've genuinely connected with. I guess ...
What a fabulous day! After we checked out of the hotel, the group met with one of our group leaders Ed for a three mile, three hour walking tour that took us through several areas in Amsterdam. The idea was to walk from our hotel to where our barge was docked and learn the history of the city. Ed explained that with each canal we crossed, the age of the city increased. While we had seen many of the areas previously, ...
... is perfect. There are canals to stop them moving around.
So the bike ride was first, we rode to the highest place in Edam and the saw the biggest dyke in the Netherlands. Edam is below sea level and is man-made land. This was done through building walls into the ocean and then pumping the water out. The dijks (pronounced dyke) are the canals through the city.
Then on to the cheese and clog factory. ...
Our morning started by departing Hertogenbosch at 7:00 am and barged to Tiel where we disembarked. Now after 4 days I understand why those of Dutch descent in South Africa speak about the "Boer war" (farmer war). If you are not in a village, you ate on a road with farmlands as far as you go, throughout The Netherlands. It was a real treat to find out that we in the colonial founder of South ...
This has to be the oddest airport I have ever been in. It is HUGE and the gates I had to use were so far apart. It is very confusing because the departing gate has a pre-check in area and there are no instructions to let you know you can proceed to security which is right at the gate and not wait for a boarding call. After being asked and having answered several security questions I was patted down and allowed to proceed to the final waiting ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsVan Der Valk Hotel Vianen
Good size room, comfortable and clean
Excellent dinner and breakfast
Very friendly and helpful staff
Easy to find, but a car is necessary
Very convenient stopping place on the North-South journey
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.