France, Belgium & Netherlands – April 2019


08:25 Ferry Dover to Calais

Drive to Dunkirk

Drive to Bruges

Drive to Rotterdam

Hotel over night “Campanile Hotel Rotterdam – Oost”


Drive to Keukenhof “Flower Gardens”

Drive to Amsterdam

Walk into Amsterdam “Hard Rock Cafe”

Hotel for 5 Nights “Bastion Hotel Amsterdam Amstel”


Walk into Amsterdam “Anne Frank House”

Walking tour of Red Light District


Walk into Amsterdam “Moco Museum Banksy Exhibition”

Walk Around Amsterdam

Boat Tour of Amsterdam

Saturday “Kings Day”

Walk into Amsterdam Wander around for Kings Day


Drive to Soesterberg “Nationaal Militair Museum”


Drive to Arnhem

Walk into Arnhem “John Frost Bridge”

Hotel over night “NH Arnhem Rijnhotel”


Drive to Antwerp

Lunch “Hard Rock Cafe”

Drive to Calais

19:55 Ferry Calais to Dover

So what actually happened :-

Day 1 (Tuesday 23 April 2019) so that’s Dover, Dunkirk, Bruges, and finally Rotterdam for the night, I have sampled Flemish style beef stew and a caramel Belgium waffle in Bruges, while Yvonne tested the Belgian style of lasagna

Day 2 (Wednesday 24 April 2019) Rotterdam to Amsterdam via Keukenhof, seen a helicopter, see a flower show, had a Dutch stroopwaffle, drove under Schiphol airport, seen a brain car! Had some BBQ ribs at the hard rock, got soaked walking back to the hotel

Day 3 (Thursday 25 April 2019) walked into #amsterdam to see the #annefrankhouse and partake in a walking tour of the red light district, and got caught in a massive downpour in the middle of the day 

Day 4 (Friday 26 April 2019) another walk into central #amsterdam, today we went to the MoCo museum for the #banksy exhibition then onto a around the city canal boat tour

Day 5 (Saturday 27 April 2019) walked into central #amsterdam today for #kingsday lots of walking, lots of boat parties, lots of music, we found the #harekrishna parade, and I had a mixed grill with venison for first time

Day 6 (Sunday 28 April 2019) relaxing day took a drive to the military museum at #soesterberg and then chilled back at the hotel before dinner in the hotel restaurant

Day 7 (Monday 29 April 2019) Left Amsterdam for the short drive to #arnhem, then a few hours walking through Arnhem town and to the #johnfrostbridge, and for lunch we had 1/2 french land chicken, well that’s what Google translate said it was …

Day 8 (Tuesday 30 April 2019) Drove from #arnhem to Nude via a #jumbo supermarket, then on to #antwerp for lunch at the #hardrock before driving to #calais to catch the ferry back to the UK

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