Van der Valk Hotel Ara
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- Conference facilities
- Room service
- High-speed internet in room
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... they are crowded with patrons.
By now we were ready for a short rest before heading out for dinner which tonight was at an Irish Pub. We both had the cottage pie. It came highly recommended by the bartender and it indeed was good. After dinner we did a stroll around the shopping streets again but this time the crowds were greatly reduced since most of the shops were closed. We figured since everyone else had gone in for the day we would also. ...
... It is used for functions and weddings and very smartly decorated with coloured lighting to create an excellent atmosphere.
We walked around the market place where there was a Dutch barrel organ playing giving a great happy atmosphere. We then went to see one of the very old churches Sint-Janskirk named after St John the Baptist but we didn’t go in as they were having work done.
After having a ...
... The girls in the shops do speak English if you ask which is good, because I can't understand a thing.
We bought some potato chips for lunch ( they are really nice here, crispy) and then Bruno had a waffle and I had some poffertjes with capuchinos.
Decided to catch the tram back, as we seem to have become familiar with it now that it's time to go home! Then finished off packing bags and had a rest.
Michael came home about five thirty, followed by Tristan and ...
... more milk.
The farmer talked to us a lot about economy and market prices in the industry.
After the farm visit, we returned to Leiden, and went to get pancakes. We had a table of five, each getting a different pancake, and cutting them like pizzas to share. Everyone's favorite was the brie, honey, and bacon.
... It was very peaceful and reminded me of the sand dunes at Seaspray, Victoria. Next we came to the town of Lisse, renowned for its bulb fields and Keukenhof, which is one of the world's largest flower gardens. It has over 7 million flower bulbs and we got to see them. The gardens were magnificent and I didn't realise tulips and daffodils came in so many shapes and sizes. Rob and Em let me drag them around for 2 hours and then ...