Walking in the rain with a few travbuddy's in Arnhem!

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Jos and Keiko on a rainy Posbank

This morning i opened the curtains and looked out of my window. RAIN, too bad, but it was pronounced to rain the whole day. And i organised a walk during the whole day!!!! At 10.12 the train should arrive with Wally and Keiko. But i received a call from Wally, he had to leave the train because the ticket collector took his train card,  he traveled to early with his discount card!!! So he had to buy another train ticket! Eventually he arrived half an hour later in my village.  After a cup of coffee we took the car and went up to the Posbank. (wally was searching for the cashmachine (ha ha) He mixed up the Postbank and Posbank. That is a very big difference. Normaly when the weather is clear you can see Kleve in germany. But today it was raining and had no intention of stopping! Cold and wet we got in the car again and drove to Rozendaal  passing "klein zwitserland".

Very old and very new next to eachother
Another stop at the castle to take some pictures.  We had to be at the entrance of the historic cellars at 14.00 pm so time was running out. Again in the car and heading for the city. Half way there Wally asked where Bronbeek was. So we turned the car and drove to Bronbeek, again as real tourists we made some pictures.

And again in the car up to the city. This time we were lucky because the weather was very bad. Parking places enough! Next to the Eusebius church. But we wanted a cup of coffee before we had this long walk. But wally was taking pictures and taking pictures and we did not had much time left. So a bit in a hurry we went to caffee Touche at the Korenmarkt. We drunk our coffee in a tearing rush! At least up to the cellars!! Keiko tried to open the door, but it was locked.

the former Lakenhal where the artschool of arnhem is located
So we waited outside, and waiting. It took a while, so i tried to make a call. 15 minutes later the door was opened by two people! (the door was open all the time, but a bit heavy!!!! ha ha keiko could not open it!!!) Finally we made it.

The tour could start. First the guide Henk showed us the streetside and front stores so we could have an  impression where the cellars are located. He also took us into two stores where the cellars are shown as a part of the store. This is a different way of decorating the store. Just having respect for the past and show it to the people who come to visit the stores. In one store (the old lakenhal) is Artez (artschool) located. He took us upstairs to see some old houses from Arnhem. Normaly it is not easy to see those houses, for instance the PetersGasthuis.

Wally on his Posbank. He thought he could collect his money here!!! lol (he meant Postbank)
After walking in a shape of a triangle we entered the cellars. I knew they where big, but this big, wow it is enormous! It was very impressive to see and feel this area. Very special and very old. Most of them are from the 14th century.

After spending a long time in the cellars we went outside again. Still raining! The guide took us towards the Luxor theatre which was the first cinema in Holland. The last few years they have spent to restore the whole building in its old glory. And i must say, they have done a great job. But it has been very expensive.

And another gift from the guide was the visit of the former Burger Weeshuis. When you enter this house (it is a museum) the chamber on your right hand has a very special wall paper.

Militairy home Bronbeek
In fact it is a painting on linen! On every wall of the chamber is a painting from almost the floor to the ceiling!! Very beautiful!. Now we had to hurry even more, because we had to be in the restaurant at 5. And it was 5 'o clock almost. Walking through the Koningstraat (the guide told a story about John Lennon who stole a harmonica in the music shop Bergman (and payed later for it). We gave the Maarten van rossum house a very quick look (too quick!) And than heading to the restaurant De Waag.  We had made a reservation to have a table next to the window.  So a better view. But it did not matter where they put us we have seen nothing what was going on outside. Just talking and laughing! And ofcourse eating our meal.

At about 8 we took Keiko and Wally to the train station for their long journey back home, Jos brought me home (They looked at my car this morning and i could read their minds, do we fit in it ??? where do we leave our legs??) in his car. This was a nice meet up, unfortunately we did not have time enough to visit the Eusebius church today, so we have to do that some other time!

gejah says:
was echt heel leuk!! Tijd te kort, moeten nog meer zien!!
Posted on: Mar 14, 2009
Petra2111 says:
Hé, ondanks de regen hebben jullie het prima naar de zin gehad zo te zien! Gezellig!
Posted on: Mar 14, 2009
gimpel says:
Ik wist niet dat nederland zulke mooie plekjes had!En samen met travbuddy's wandelen,maakt een hoop goed tijdens de regen.Toch!?
Posted on: Mar 13, 2009
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Jos and Keiko on a rainy Posbank
Jos and Keiko on a rainy Posbank
Very old and very new next to each…
Very old and very new next to eac…
the former Lakenhal where the arts…
the former Lakenhal where the art…
Wally on his Posbank. He thought h…
Wally on his Posbank. He thought …
Militairy home Bronbeek
Militairy home Bronbeek
3 haringen plaats
3 haringen plaats
look at the strange  shape the bui…
look at the strange shape the bu…
Keiko on the roof of the building
Keiko on the roof of the building
the historic cellars in arnhem
the historic cellars in arnhem
Hmmm. is it tooo darK?????? is sup…
Hmmm. is it tooo darK?????? is su…
In a restaurant which uses the cel…
In a restaurant which uses the ce…
In Luxor the restored Pop Podium
In Luxor the restored Pop Podium
the original tiles
the original tiles
The ceiling
The ceiling
In the Waag
In the Waag
Keiko the perfect host, butler, ho…
Keiko the perfect host, butler, h…
Wally dit is de POSTBANK!!
Wally dit is de POSTBANK!!
7 km (4 miles) traveled
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photo by: IndoMaluku