A houseboat in Holland as an alternative to the hotel? This question we set ourselves when planning the travel of our Bloggerreise Flower corso in the Bollenstreek in Holland. The reason for this was that it was difficult to get a hotel for a group of seven people during the festival time. Simone from nach-holland.de suggested we stay in a houseboat instead. We were already driving a boat, we were last year on the Mayenne in the west of France with another group of bloggers on the houseboat on the way, It was a lot of fun, and so we liked to say. This time we did not want to sail through Holland's canals by boat, but use the boat as a location from which we wanted to see the various stations of the Blumencorso, partly also by boat.
Our houseboat in Holland - an Olympia super cruiser
Olympia Charters in Warmond was so kind and provided us with the largest of their houseboats, the Olympia Supercruiser, for our three-night stay: a six-cabin boat that can sleep a total of 12 people. There are two toilets and a shower on board, as well as a large lounge and a galley, in which even a gas stove, a large fridge freezer and an extractor hood was available. There was even a color TV, although we did not turn it on during our stay on board. There was far too much to talk about!
Our overnight stay on a houseboat in the Netherlands turned out to be a real stroke of luck, even though we overestimated the coolness of the night temperatures the first night and spent the night like a sauna when the heating was fully turned on. For the next two nights, we turned off the heating in our cabin and slept soundly in our bunks, until we woke early in the morning from the chattering geese setting out from the misty riverbanks in search of something edible. We especially appreciated the tranquility that awaited us in our oasis on the river in Warmond, because in the places we visited during the flower corso in Bollenstreek, thousands of visitors cavorted.
The breakfast we prepared ourselves in our galley every morning. In every cabin there was a sink that could always use a person for brushing teeth. Although two people were able to sleep in the cabin, it was too tight for two to move around. However, we did not need that either, because there were showers and extra toilets in the boathouse, so that we could distribute ourselves well in the morning on all washing facilities.
During the day we were in the area and ate in restaurants along our routes. So we were able to sit down comfortably together after our return in the evening and discuss the events of the day with a good glass of wine. A nice way to end exciting days, we find. It was a lot of fun.
So our Olympia supercruiser proved to be the perfect solution for visiting the flower parade and as an ideal retreat from the hustle and bustle that developed around it.
And that's what the other participants of our blogger journey say:
- "Boat instead of car“Says Nicole von Freibeuter Reisen
Source: own research on site. We would like to thank Olympia Charters for providing us with their Olympia Superkreuzer. Our opinion remains our own.
Text: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
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Monika Fuchs has been working in tourism since 1990. She has been a tour guide on four continents for 17 years and has accompanied high-class trips through North and Central America, Australia, southern Africa and Europe. Since 2001 she has been a writer and photographer for TravelWorldOnline and writes as a freelance journalist for DIE ZEIT Online and travel magazines such as 360 ° Medien, TRIVAGO, Expedia, travador, etc. She also writes travel guides about destinations and enjoyment destinations all over the world. Your guide about Canada's east was released in 2020. Petar Fuchs produced the videos on this blog as well YouTube.
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