Sunday, October 30, 2016

The castle / Scheveningen pier.

This is the coach house behind which our hotel is. The hotel breakfast/dinner-room is here. Very nice building.

After a nice breakfast we went for a walk around the castle grounds.

Lots of mushrooms everywhere.

Duckies still sleeping.

The castle from another angle. Pretty nice.

A runner came by and offered to take a piccie of us. Worked out pretty well I think :-)

More mushrooms.

At 11 o'clock our host from the hotel gave us (and other guests) a tour of the castle which was really nice!

There was a bigger group than he thought but it went very well. Here we are standing in the room where we had dinner the night before.



There are two sphynxes here. One of them was taken by famous Dutch writer Jan Wolkers a long time ago when the castle was abandoned. He also tried to take the other one later but had to leave it in the forrest because he had to assist his mate carry out a 3 metre tall mirror. That sphynx was never found again. The people who restored to the castle to its current glory managed to retrieve the one sphynx from his sister and had a mirrored image made so now it's in one piece again.

After the tour we drove to Scheveningen. The views were nice but the pier itself wasn't very apealing to me personally. Skip.

There's a big ferris wheel....

And you can bungy jump. Not for me.

Then we went home to get huggies from Silver :-)

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