back from reading comments...thanks, Uncle Bob and Margaret and Karen for thinking of us! it's been 100% better than i ever imagined, except for the jet lag. ha...ha...we finally got a wonderful night's sleep last night.
sorry, mom and dad, that you didn't call the hotel on Sunday eve at 10 pm our time, which would be 1 pm your time. we were waiting for a call! we really wanted you to call. we got to bed at 1 because it's easier to sleep. we did our packing and fell asleep as soon as our head it the pillow. our room is fantastic. it's the Haarlem hotel Vander Valk ...the rooms are spotless and i love the CLEAN bathrooms!
i also love the canals here.