Amstel Canal Guest House
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... most of these who ended up in camps in Germany were sent to Auschwitz and were never heard of again.
There were very many personal stories of people who resisted, people who did not and wished they had and some for those who worked for and/or helped the Nazis and regretted it later. It took 3 hours to go around and we would recommend it.
Day 1 in Amsterdam and our first learning curve, don't let Mum book accommodation! Instead of staying in central Amsterdam, Mum booked the hotel in Zanndam thinking it was close to the city center but instead was 30km and a €120 taxi ride away. Our Irish luck kept going and fortunately we met a lovely guy called Musa outside the airport terminal who works as a taxi driver and lives in Zanndam. He kindly took us for less than half the full fare and added ...
... needed nap to recover from last night. I skyped Chiara because it's HER 22nd BIRTHDAYYYY! So we talked for a while which was nice, and also good to hear her boyfriend took my advice and spoiled her! We had to be ready to go to a canal cruise and dinner tonight; it was the last night of contiki :( we all dressed up nicely to celebrate the last night and got onto a canal cruise boat for an hour. We had drinks, good music and talked/ danced ...
... chicken, fish and cat bags. I was in bag heaven, and Dianne gamely played along, amused by a purse that could be plugged in and used as a rotary phone. We left with plenty of time to make it for walking tour number three, and arrived at Dam Place twenty minutes early. However this was apparently not good enough because other people had reserved online and there was no room left for us. At a loss we wandered over to a second free walking tour company that had ...
In the morning, we went to the Rijksmuseum (after a tour by a boat through the canals, where the famous Rembrandy, Nights Watch and Vermeer's The Milkmaid are shown. They just redid the museum and it was truly beautiful. Lunch on the ship and then we strolled around Amsterdam going by the red light district and the "coffee" shops with wafts of marijuana in the air. Last dinner tonight and then off to ...