Here’s our place – the Hotel De L’Europe – owned by Heineken and recommended by our friend, Guus Lubsen. He lives in The Hague – one hour away – and used to be a top guy at the international brewing giant. He will come over tomorrow to help us know the country.
We arrived early AM, got our room at noontime and slept – our way of beating the jet lag. An afternoon stroll around the city proved to be a lively Sunday with brilliant fall-like, sunny weather.
Drinks at a table on the Amstel River at the hotel gave us a chance to see all kinds of watercraft, people and river denizens. And, some beer and wine…part of our Netherlands indoctrination – of course, we do that everywhere, don’t we?
These folks are all out for a Sunday “stroll” on the canals/river. We wave to them; they take our photo as we sip at the bar.
Our earlier walk was about a mile and an hour…we saw great architecture, lots of canals, people from all over the world, flower markets – bulbs are big here – and, of course, a neighborhood McDonald’s.
Stay tuned. Nancy’s sleeping; time to get on the right time schedule….six hours difference from the east coast.