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I arrived in Eindhoven after 5pm on the train. I didn't have reservations for a hotel, and the travel buero was closed at that time. I guess I have to look for one by myself. Not a problem! I walk through the city, while it is getting dark, looking for a hotel to stay at! Not really a problem for me, but I am starting to get desperate at about 7pm. I go to a hotel that is really shabby and ask if they have a room. They do not, but might be able to find one for me! Great! This large women calls someone and asks, in Dutch which I don't speak, if they have any rooms available! She then tells me that they do and she will drive me there.
I get into a car about the size of a cubicle and ride with her about 3 miles out of the city. She drops me off then tells me to ask for the Boss Man, then leaves. I knock on the door and a big man tells me to come inside and make myself comfortable. An old Woman is Hacking her lounges out and rolling up a Joint at a kitchen table. I am okay with this. The big man is watching a Soap Opera on TV and invites me to sit down on a chair! I decline, of course, prefering to stand up to whatever is about to happen. About 30 minutes later a small man in a 'Wife Beater Shirt' comes in and says that he is the boss man! I tell him that I am looking for a room for the night. He replies that he has one for 20 or 30 dollars a night. I agree of course, knowing that I won't find anything else tonight.
He takes me across the street to a place that looks like a half-way house! Drug-Addicts stay at places like this! But I agreeded and need a place to lay my head. So I walk up 4 flights of stairs and put my things in the room. Then I set out looking for a 'Cafe'!
The only reason I came to the netherlands is for canabis! I walk for almost 2 hours looking for place and don't find one then turn around and walk back to my 'hotel' and find one close by! lol! I enjoyed the Netherlands very much, after I found a Cafe!
Would I stay at the same place again? No! However, I know better now how to find the places to freguent! I enjoyed Eindhoven Very much and trust the people that live there!