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Awaycation - Tulips Ahoy!

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If you can have Staycations, then why not Awaycations?

So for what could be the first awaycation I have looked at the Holland bulb fields.

We both like 🌷 and Holland in the Netherlands is the home of the bulb.

Of course it's not until April 2022. I'll have been retired a few months by then and we can go on vacation whenever we like.

Looking again at the trip I decided that three nights in tulip country would be enough for us to enjoy the place and include a visit to the Keukenhof to look at the displays there. I had previously booked one hotel for the four nights near to Leiden.

So I have changed the hotel for the first three nights to one in Zandvoort - Hotel XL. It's only 17kms car park to Keukenhof car park. Walking extra.

keukenhof

keukenhof

We are of course keeping our fingers crossed that Covid will be out of the way and that the Keukenhof will be open to the public. We are talking April 2022 now!

The fourth night I have snipped off the original hotel booking and have looked at somewhere in Zeeland on our way back to the Channel port.

A few years ago we did the Zeeland route to Assen for the MotoGP. It was very nice meandering on the BMW up through the islands. That was in 2010.

This time the journey will be in reverse. I looked up the B&B we stayed in back then and it has no vacancies for when we want to go. This maybe that they haven't posted their opening for 2022 yet.

So instead I have booked a nearby hotel restaurant with free parking - Hotel-Restaurant van der Weijde.

Free parking for cars and even motorcycles is becoming increasingly hard even for places other than chain motels (Accor etc) and even out of town places.

Posted by InvictaMoto 17:14 Archived in Netherlands

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