Date of stay: October 2014Trip type: Travelled solo
I stayed for three nights at Aan de Rijn and it could not have been a better experience. (I parked easily on the highway immediately above the lane that services the houseboat on the river and was astonished to hear no traffic noise at all from a road that is comparatively close). I had the smaller of the two rooms and was surprised at how much was packed into it. An excellent bathroom with a good shower, comfortable beds and chairs that you could sit in comfortably to read (so often not the case with bedroom chairs). I loved its simplicity and unpretentiousness. It reflected its delightful owners - and all the better for it.
And then the terrace! Straight on to the Rhine. What could be better than to sit with a glass of wine in your hand and watch the river traffic as the sun went down. I just loved it.
Other reviewers have described the delicious breakfasts and Jaap's friendliness and hospitality! I endorse every word. Dutch bread is just wonderful. Different kinds each day - along with croissants, fruit, cheese, meat and eggs!
Arnhem is of course a wonderful place to visit. A small and atmospheric city centre - who would guess at the terrible devastation in WW2. Hills! (This is the Netherlands, for heavens sake). Lots of parks. Handsome houses. Excellent museums. I loved the Arnhem Museum high on the hill almost immediately above the Aan de Rijn (it has an excellent cafeteria with a fabulous view)
The icing on the cake for me was that Jaap let me practice my fledgling Dutch and persevered with his recommendations about what I should see until I did understand! I was so grateful that he didn't use any of his by all accounts excellent English. Not a single English word exchanged during the whole visit. Dankjewel! Je bent zo aardig, Jaap. Ik had een mooi bezoek bij jou en ik hoop dat ik spoedig zal terugkomen!
Room Tip: Two rooms only. Mine was the smaller. Huge for me. plenty big enough for two. Both rooms have...
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