Saturday, November 12, 2016
a night in the water tank
Last night we stayed in one of the water reservoir rooms of hotel Villa Augustus.
The Dordrecht water tower was the first with a flat-bottomed iron reservoir and is the last one remaining in the Netherlands.
This time we stayed on the fifth floor in a hotelroom on the original flat iron bottom of the reservoir, which is the most authentic part of the water tower, because this is where the water used to be. The bathrooms of the room is one floor below, in what used to be the leak trap for the reservoir, with a view across the vegetable garden.
It's an annual tradition to stay overnight at my workplace, which still feels like a 'mini break', how strange that may seem.
No matter how many times I've been there already, it remains a special place.