Hotel Acca/Van Gogh
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... is a space saving transportation system when you consider how much space it takes to have private cars and a place to part them versus the same system with bicycles. With limited public space, what more could we do with our streets at home with less infrastructure dedicated to cars?
Safe Routes to School: School busing not provided, students "excluded from the group" to not be walking or biking to school, and the infrastructure, policies and ...
... in hand we proceeded to security. It was much quicker than the initial line. The security agent was pleasant. Luckily the flight was delayed an hour or we certainly would have missed our flight. I don't think I will ever fly with Transavia again. In my mind, the process needed to be more streamlined.
Thankfully we are on the flight now, in our seats and ready to conquer Amsterdam.
The check in to the hotel went ...
... where the Dutch East Indies Trading building is. It, back in the 1600s, was worth heaps more than what Apple is worth today. Oh, another fun fact about Amsterdam... there are estimated to be about 10 000 bikes in the canals. The walking tour finished near the Anne Frank house just before the rain started pouring down. In the afternoon Merinda and I went to the Van Gogh Museum and had a lovely time looking at the artwork and finding out more about his life. In ...
... stand behind glass doors, illuminated by pink and red lighting, rapping on the glass and yelling at men passing by, trying to get their attention. The red light district is a big tourist attraction, so while the crowd that makes up the largest portion of the visitors is young men, there are people of all ages and both genders walking around, including little kids with their families. Strange seeing a 7 year old boy being led by his ...
... was a history museum of the cloggs, including cloggs of the world and we couldn't resist - they sold clogg Christmas decorations.
Just some fun facts before we leave Zaanse schans:
1. Mill = factory
2. Windmills were so prevalent as they had to pump water out from the Amstel to prevent the DAM of the AMSTEL flodding (AMSTERDAM!!!)
3. Most of holland (the two states that make up the north west of the Netherlands is below sea level
We had some extra time ...