By Emily Rycroft
These pictures of Prince William and Kate Middleton flipping pancakes in Northern Ireland gave us the overwhelming desire to grab some sugar and lemon and get cooking. Then we remembered just how lazy/bad in the kitchen we are. So we decided to show you how to eat as many pancakes as you want while taking a little holiday to boot on Traincation in Rotterdam…
When people think of the Netherlands they tend to think of living it up in Amsterdam, but there is so much more to see. Why not go to the second largest city, Rotterdam, instead for some pancake flipping entertainment. From 17-18 September you can jump on the Netherland’s only floating pancake restaurant and float downstream stuffing your face. The Rotterdam Pancake Cruise runs several times a day and has an all-you-can-eat pancake buffet to graze on. It’s a great way to tour all the beautiful Rotterdam scenery and chow down on some yummy treats.
Sleep at sea – get an overnight rail and sail deal on the Dutch Flyer. Leave London in the evening on Friday and hop on a train from Liverpool Street to Harwich International. From there catch the ferry (pictured) to Holland, with two brilliant restaurants, bars, shops, a cinema and free Wi-Fi all on board. At Hoek van Holland Haven there is a connecting rail service to Rotterdam Centraal Station, which will take you into Rotterdam city centre in 30 minutes for only €4.80.
Fancy winning something while you travel? Enter one of our competitions to win a fantastic prize – from a gorgeous Annie Greenabelle dress or some new artwork to DVDs and books or some free music – we’ve got you covered. With Wi-fi and 3g available on most trains now it’s easy – you wouldn’t be able to do that on a plane!
Bang for your buck
Pack yourself a picnic. With no limits to what you can carry onto a train, you can pack yourself a culinary feast to save money on food and drink. You can even bring on your own wine or beer aboard most trains without worrying about 100ml rules or trying to squeeze everything into a tiny plastic bag.
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