Visit to Holland – May 2019

All 5 of us were picked up at 5am from Cosham. Although we caught an earlier ferry than originally planned, due to a detour round Antwerp, it was still 6.30 when we arrived at Hotel Kontakt Der Kontinenten. The building had originally been a mission house (St Joan) and Convent (Cenakel) set in many acres of woodland and so it was a very interesting place to stay.

The next day we were taken to Keukenhof Gardens (home of the tulips and other lovely flowers) where we spent a lovely if cold day, walking round the gardens. Keukenhof is 32 hectares – that is 79 acres to you and me.

The following morning we left for home and again we caught an earlier ferry arriving back in Cosham about 8.30pm. Four very long but enjoyable days.

by Beryl

On Sunday, we were taken by coach to Hoorn where we caught the Stoomtram (a steam train) to Medenblik. Everyone was given a large slice of lovely apple pie and a drink. We stopped at Wognum where it was possible to get off and take pictures and again briefly at Twisk. On arrival at Medenbilk we had about an hour to look round the town before we caught a boat to Zuiderzeemusem and then on to Enkhuizen where the coach picked us up to take us back to the hotel.