Rotterdam to Hook of Holland. 28th May 2023.
- Mileage today: 26 miles.
- Total mileage: 933 miles.
- Disasters: zero 😁
This is a little late because we’ve been on the beer last two days 🍻
9:30 start from our ripoff hotel. Because its a Dutch Bank Holiday prices were sky high and there was limited availability. Its not as if we were ripped off but the room was nice – it wasn’t. Very tired and dirty, just like us.
It was relatively easy to navigate out of Rotterdam and we made good progress on what was the last section of our route.
Soon we were out of the suburbs & back by the Rhine.
We were both feeling mixed emotions – Happy to be completing our challenge but also sad it’s coming to an end.
Our route, 933 miles through 6 countries…
Now how to get home 🤔
…a plan was quickly formed. Metro to Haarlem, night there before short ride to the ferry.
The plan worked easily. The metro/train we got was easy to get fully laden bikes on to (unlike UK trains who have a big step). The service ran every 30 minutes, even on a Bank Holiday. It was cheap.
The hotel in Haarlem was a good choice as well. Great room at a fraction of the Rotterdam price.
We then went out for a celebration beer. The beer we liked turned out to be 6.5% and a good night was had in Haarlem 🤪