Hampshire Hotel - Prinsengracht
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Woke at 8am after 5 hours sleep and enjoyed the usual breakfast before venturing to Zaanse Schans. Zaanse Schans is a neighbourhood of Zaandam near Zaandijk in the municipality of Zaanstad in the province of North Holland. It has a collection of well preserved historic windmills and houses.We caught Bus 91 at a small cost of 10 Euro for the 4 of us …
... can't quite get my head around the right hand drive, and divided roads you can travel on both sides of, and bikes to dodge, double parked cars, and pedestrian crossings every 20 metres! Ellen could view the taxis sat nav, and kept me informed as to how long until we were expected to arrive at the station. Arrived with 15 minutes to spare, now just to find platform, carriage, made it! A little close for comfort. And we settle down for the 3 hour ...
... from the groups of creepy male tourists in the city centre, De Pijp is the melting pot of cultures with a youthful spirit. It is friendly, has a warm soul against the cold outdoors and the locals are friendly and welcoming. The only cranky locals seem to be the older women in the bakeries who have little time for our lack of speaking Dutch and our indecision on what to order...we are overwhelmed by choice. Don ...
... I thought Amsterdam would be dirtier and seedier than it is. It really is geared for tourists. But, there were some aspects that stood out:
--There is a Red Light District that is pretty much a tourist attraction...but I wouldn't go there at night.
--We saw an ice cream shop that sold marijuana ice cream.
--The souvenir shops sold bongs.
--There is a porn station on regular TV as you scroll through.
--People FAC'd on the ferry on ...
... the park. A different park this time.
Vondelpark, called the "green lung" of the city, was two blocks from the apartment in a different direction. It is a 200+ acre park in the city. We dodged a few bicycles on the way to the park but made it in one piece. It was beautiful. Tiffani felt her heart pang. She was falling in love! It looked like it was out of a page in a storybook. Open green spaces, flowers blooming, and people walking like they had ...