Hampshire Golfhotel - Waterland
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Drycleaning onsite
- Non-smoking hotel
- Multilingual staff
- Conference facilities
- Banquet room
TripAdvisor Reviews Hampshire Golfhotel - Waterland Purmerend
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Chateau du Marechal de Saxe farewelled us with fog and then sun, the former of which did not stop the local international airport flying like crazy from about 6am. Had a run on the plan, so worked to the plan. The Parc is so big, we decided to stick to the paths & ran a loop or two. Then back to 'our chateau' for the last of the breakfast we had carried from Lisboa - ...
... of that era. Cutting through the civic guards gallery, we came across a giant 1650 sculpture of Goliath and several fine paintings of the town's leaders from the early 1600's.
In the Golden Age of the Netherlands, the Dutch empire expanded across the globe as far away as Indonesia, and the Dutch East India Trading company was a business powerhouse.
From the busy-ness of the street we slipped into the Begijnhof, home of the centuries-old Los Beguine ...
... seedling of a thought, something I'd avoided putting emphasis on, Priya made it fresh in my mind when she sent me a facebook message though. Priya asked if I was going to try and start something with Victoria. I tried to ignore the thought, I know she's busy, she's told me herself, plus she is so excited to be home, she'll be too preoccupied to give me a second thought....but still, I wanted to stay in the London area in case she did want to see me, just on the off chance. ...
... their for a few. After ordering a bite of food there was no returning to our planned tame evening. Instead began an evening which involved putting on a disguise to avoid paying 50 cents for the toilet. We befriended a group of Dutch boys who were away in Amsterdam as tourists for the weekend. After another couple of gin and lemonades they invited us to a Dutch bar - when we heard it was a karaoke ...
... The Milkmaid by Vermeer. It is also worth visiting the collection of Delft ceramics, the collection of dollhouses (no, seriously), the maritime room, and the impressionist room where they do have one self portrait by Van Gogh. Since the Dutch Master Gallery was so crowded and many of the Rembrandt paintings were quite large, I have included some thumbnail images here as well as my own photos.
I am a Vermeer fanatic to begin with. I love the richness of the ...