Thanks for popping in. This is a first! Don‘t recall ever blogging from my phone! Man lernt nie aus, as the Germans say!
We left Dusseldorf this morning and headed over the border into Holland. When we were in Delft in the summer, someone recommended Leiden. So here we are. Now I am telling you – it is beautiful! If you are looking for a picturesque, charming, walking town, with wonderful restaurants shops and boutique types galleries, then look no further.
Here is the perfect trip from England. Get the 11pm overnight ferry from Harwich to Hook van Holland. Treat yourself to a deluxe cabin and the a la carte Restaurant on the boat. Book a room at the Steenhof Suites bang in the centre of Leiden. Only about 40 minutes drive. Then reserve a table at a wonderful restaurant called The Bishop, by the church. Both Dave and I agreed it was probably the best meal we had ever had. And not that expensive.
Go on a boat trip.
Visit some galleries
Cross ALL the bridges.
So many canals! And more bikes than I have ever seen!
Truly a fantastic find. The architecture is superb. The buildings are breathtaking.
Put it on your bucketlist. And use the Stenaline from Harwich ! We travelled that route every summer as kids with Mum and Dad, on our way to North Germany. The overnight cabin is super too.
Now the church bells are ringing, and I think we should turn in for the night .
I‘d try and add a photo, but I might be pushing my luck here on the phone!
Have you got a good mini break suggestion you‘d like to share? Come on! Don‘t keep it to yourself !
Love & Hugs