xivili Hotels. HOLLAND.
many is an exaggeration. The Dutch seaside-resorts, especially Sche-
veningen, have the reputation of being expensive.
Fees at museums, churches, etc., should not exceed 2 fl. per
day. Hotel expenses amount to 7-8 fl. daily, and travelling and
other expenses to 4-5 fi., so that the total cost of a tour in Hol-
land will be 13-15 fl. a day. The ‘voyageur en garcon’ may
reduce this by one half by breakfasting at the cafés, dining at
simple restaurants, and avoiding expensive hotels. — Students will
find simple accommodation and excellent board at 2 or 3 fl. in the
Information is supplied by the Bureau Officiel de Renseignements pour
les Etrangei's, Lange Voorhout 45, The Hague.
III. Passports, Custom House.
Passports may be dispensed with in Holland, as in Belgium,
but the traveller had better be provided with one if he contemplates
a prolonged tour. Comp. p. xiv.
Custom Hovusr. At the frontier-stations the smaller articles of
luggage are examined in the railway-carriages. To ensure the safe
arrival of registered or booked luggage, it is advisable to state the
exact route for which the railway-ticket is available. If the owner
is not present at the appointed custom-house, luggage is seldom o1
never forwarded. The duty on cigars is low.
IV. Hotels, Cafés, Milk Shops.
The Horsrus of the first class resemble those of Belgium (see
p. Xiv) in falling short of the palatial standard, though an exception
to this rule is afforded by some houses of international reputation
at The Hague, Scheveningen, and Amsterdam. In some respects
they resemble the hotels in England more than those in other parts
of the continent. The usual charge for a bedroom, including light
and attendance, is 21/)-5 fl., plain breakfast (ontbyt) 60-80 cents,
déjeuner or luncheon 41/,-2 fl., table @héte dinner 2-31/y fi. (wine
extra in each case). Luncheon is generally taken between 11.30
and 1, dinner between 5 and 7.30 o'clock. In the old Dutch hotels
in the districts comparatively unaffected by the stream of tourists
it 1s customary to combine the charges for room and breakfast, the
latter including meat, honey-cakes (see p. 428), and cheese. Luncheon
or déjeuner is, in this case, better obtained at a café. Meals at the
less pretentious hotels are often nearly as dear as those of the first-
class houses, but the charge for bedrooms is generally considerably
less. In spite of the Dutch reputation for cleanliness the traveller
will often find the sanitary conditions of these hotels far from
pleasant. The beds also are often inferior to those of Belgium.
English, French, and German are spoken at all the more frequented
hotels and restaurants.
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