After a wonderful walk along the canal front, there was the hope of coming across an enticing cafe. But all the cafes that were come across looked small and busy. So it was decided just to head to the train station and see where the adventure would go.
Van Speyk was extremely busy. It was lucky to be able to get a table quickly after intially being told that there was a 40 minute wait.
At Haesje Claes, there were queues and lots of people packed into the entrance. Even though we had made a reservation, we still had to wait a while. But once seated, we could not fault the service, food or staff. Haesje Claes was a fabulous restaurant to sample traditional Dutch food.
Fitting for a bistro in an airport, Dakota’s has a plane theme decor. Dakota’s is slightly tucked away upstairs in the departures area at Schiphol Airport. The Cityhopper plane can be seen from the dining area and there is also seating area outdoors.
A whole day was spent out at the world’s second largest flower garden, Keukenhof in Lisse. Even though the tulip fields were not awash with so much colour as the tulips were late blooming, there was still plenty to see at this Garden of Europe.
Arriving at a holiday destination after a flight, it works wonders to start with some time relaxing. This gives time to get some orientation on the city and also get ideas on where to start the explorations.