Experience the Silent Miracle Procession (Stille Omgang) in Amsterdam with LateRooms.com
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, February 12, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Every March, the silent Miracle Procession (or Stille Omgang) makes its way through the streets of Amsterdam, which is known by many as "the Miracle City". Laterooms.com, the discount hotels supplier outlines the event and provides hotel recommendations for visitors.
Stille Omgang, which follows a set route that has been traveled by pilgrims for centuries, commemorates the Miracle of the Host, an event which took place in 1345.
According to tradition, a seriously ill man lay in his house on the Kalverstraat believing he was about to die.
He called for a priest to give him the last rites - including the holy sacrament - and vomited after receiving the host.
As was the custom at the time, what he expelled was burned. But the next morning it was discovered, undamaged, in the ashes of the fire.
It was then taken to the parish church - the modern day Oude Kerk - but miraculously reappeared at the house on the Kalverstraat on two separate occasions.
The route taken by the priest has become the route of the Miracle Procession, which in 2009 is set to take place on March 21st and is set to attract thousands of people from across the country - and the world.
For visitors to Amsterdam requiring accommodation, online discount hotels provider, LateRooms.com offers a wide choice of Amsterdam hotels and has some excellent offers.
Built on the foundations of the 13th century castle Heeren van Aemstel and within walking distance of central Amsterdam train station, the 4 star Gold Tulip Hotel (Amsterdam Centre) is offering double rooms from GBP 152 during the event, a saving of 45% over the normal rate.
Others looking for more convenient mid range hotels can go for Park Plaza Hotel Vondelpark. This hotel is offering double rooms from GBP 80, the normal price for this room is GBP 174 . The hotel also offers suites with en-suite bathroom and Jacuzzi.
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