Van der Valk Hotel Arnhem
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We checked out of the Golden Tulip. We definitely did not want breakfast. At the station we couldn't get a ticket! Other people had the same problem. The machine was broken. A man called the help line and they didn't help much. They said there was another machine but a girl who turned up said it had been removed the week before. After wasting time we just got on the train to Goude, brought a ticket there from the office (ie. from a human) and carried on. We went to Arnhem. ...
... it, it had to be pancaked!
Next morning, cleaned out the loo and water containers and tidied up for the ferry. Thankfully check out time was 12:00 so we were on our relaxed way to IJmuiden lead again by Tom Tom (we use the flight controller voice because he always gives pilots discretion on any directions and reminds us to "watch for traffic as you clear the highway") plus it's not a nagging voice...
... me reasonably dry.
One thing I found very freaky about the place was the use of mannequins in the houses. They were in the style of those you'd find in Madame Tussauds but these were really creepy. So I took loads of pictures of them.
There was also loads of windmills which was cool, but there were also loads of farm buildings. I got a bit bored of these so I didn't look in all of them. Nor did I spend ...
... One of the features that we really admired were the enormous thatched roofs made of reeds. Other than farmhouses, we also visited an old cheese factory which was powered entirely by steam, a tram depot (which is still used to service and refurbish the trams used by the museum) and a blacksmith who was working his forge at the time.
At the laundry house we visited, sheets were being washed and scrubbed in the ...
... to see people! The King's bedroom was all carmine fabric and wall covering (denoting the extravagence in costing of this colour)
From the upper rooms of the house it was possible to see the stunning formal rear gardens set out in Parterre style with small hedges making patterns ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
- Pets allowed