Nicolaas Witsen Hotel
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... and Anne's original diaries are still there. Unbelievable.
The rest of the day was spent exploring and preparing for the hens and bucks night we were having for a couple on the tour. We also experienced with some...substances. Needless to say it was a BIG ...
Left Amsterdam by train to Paris at 5:17
Arrived in Paris at 8:45
Met by many rude and unhelpful people at station.
Took dirty subway close to apartment and got cab to it.
Changed quickly and took cab to Moulin Rouge at 11
1:30 am took cab home
3:00 cooked breakfast and still up
Leaving by 5 am for another full day
... Paris to Amsterdam were around 66 euro, approx $100 each. The countryside setting out from Paris is very flat, very few trees. Lots of paddocks with either a green crop or canola. The canola looks beautiful (bright yellow) but I bet it's all genetically modified! Still haven't seen much livestock in my travels. A few herds here and there but it's mainly crops etc. The entire trip from Paris to Amsterdam was 3 hours. We got a taxi to ...
... for visitors to the city is 'The Heineken Experience' , but, after three years in Brunei, with this being one of the limited selection of tasteless mass-produced beers available at the border, I wasn't going near the place! Having googled 'Dutch craft beers', I found the Arendsnest, which offers 300+ of them, in a tasteful canal-front bar with natural wood decor, no tv screen, board games such as Scrabble & Trivial Pursuit on a shelf, ...
... Herengracht. The canals were laid out in the 17th century.
After our boat tour, we walked to Dam Square; the Anne Frank House; the Northern Market; and the floating Flower Market.
Our hotel, Doubletree by Hilton, served drinks and appetizers in the Executive Lounge. We also went to see their Sky Lounge with beautiful views of Amsterdam including St. Nicholas Cathedral and the Tower of ...