Well, I have been neglecting the blog updates. I’ve been doing a little traveling this summer and one of the places that I have enjoyed visiting is the Netherlands.
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The Netherlands get a 4-star rating out of five. There are bicycles everywhere. There are bicycle roads and bicycle lanes everywhere. My hotel had bicycles to rent or borrow.
I stayed in a non-descript suburb of The Hague called Nootdorp, very near the famous Dutch town of Delft. Delft is very famous for their blue and white pottery.
The country was very clean and also had excellent beer. At dinner one night, I had a wheat beer called Wiehanstephan from Germany. This is the world’s oldest active brewery, having started under the direction of Benedictine monks in the year 1040.
This was an excellent wheat beer, so I had a couple.
|971 years of wheat beer goodness|
The only down side to The Netherlands is their complete and utter lack of anything resembling barbecue. Even the cheeseburgers are sort of an odd color. No one had ever heard of pulled pork.
So, a one star deduction for Holland. I am looking forward to a return visit this fall.