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Amsterdam - Hague - Waterloo

Trip Details

Road Trip 2005 I
Date: Fri, 08/07/2005
Belgium, Holland
Distance: 298 km
Motorcyclists: Manolis, Christos, Ploumisti, Nikos(TDM900), Vangelis(CBR600)
Photographers: Manolis, Ploumisti, Vangelis
Authors: Manolis
Translators: Sakis
Map: Trip map
Photographs: Link

Sightseeing map

8 July 2005 :We woke up around 9.30am. Went down for breakfast. The weather was rainy at times. Before our departure, we thought to take a little walk at the centre for souvenirs. Left for Hague about 11.30am. While the time was passing, the weather was much stable, without rain.

When we got in Hague, stopped at the first gas station to see the maps and decided what we would visit. While we discussed, a fellow biker with a Ducati approached us and offered to inform us. He suggested to visit the beach of Hague and its commercial centre. We asked him where the international court of Hague was. We moved very easily at the graphic city, as there weren’t any traffic problem and very quickly we reached at the beach. There were some shops, but even we were at the middle of July, nothing reminded us of the summer…

We took some pictures and moved on to the Court. After the stop we did there, went to the centre and in a square that was full of cafe stopped for a coffee.

We left Hague about 4.00pm. and followed the signs to Rotterdam and Antwerp. At the regional of Antwerp, we met again traffic jam, with the cars and the tracks stuck… thank god we had bikes and left real quick… in any other case we would be late for more than 3 hours!!!

About 7.00pm., we were at the regional of Brussels that had also traffic jam and went to the exit of Waterloo that is found 15km south of the city. We would stay the night at mr. Trifonas, Vangelis uncle. There we had the chance to meet his grandmother also. We thank them very much for their warm hospitality!!!

At night, Christos, Ploumisti and Manolis went for a ride to Brussels. There, they had a problem with their lock, but eventually everything went well…