Travel Blogs from Voorburg
So I landed in Amsterdam around 9:30am local time, and I had about 2 hours until my transfer flight to Bucharest at 12:15pm! I didn't sleep on the plane at all...as always, but it's ok because I'm used to working my overnight shifts back home so whatever. I had some time to kill, so I wanted to explore a bit but knowing how MASSIVE this airport is..I walked around for a little bit, bought a water and chips ...
... the middle of the red light district... across the street from the hostel I'd stayed in the night before.
We ventured out into the city and took a walking tour to orient ourselves in the city and learn a little more. We had an awesome guide who was entertaining and informative. We quickly learned that Amsterdam is an extremely difficult city to navigate, as nearly no roads are straight. We met another Canadian girl and an American, who we had some lunch with ...
... the top sites. There are far too many to list, so I'll spare you and give you the highlights only. The Amsterdam Museum gave us a great overview of this incredible city, from its history as a port town to its hippy days that led to the legalization of marijuana. Lunch was at the Blue Cafe in the Kalvertoren shopping complex (located on the pedestrian shopping street Kalverstraat). A slanted glass elevator took us four stories up to the cafe where we enjoyed 360 ...
... attraction, looked around in a Herges shop and decided that Belgium is underrated. It's a great country where we could become
fat veeeeery quickly.
Amsterdam, the city of liberalised hash and sex. Also, a city predominantly of bicycles which gives it a very relaxed feeling not having cars and trucks whizzing past. It's a pretty city and easily one of my highlights of the trip so far.
The red light area is not as sleazy as ...
... wood. There were panels that had 3D depictions that actually made me dizzy to look at because they looked like real rooms going into the pulpit even though they were just carved on the surface. I took lots of pictures of it, because I thought it was so cool.
There was a section of two columns where the white paint (put up by the Reformed Church) was removed and you could see some of the old Catholic art, which was really neat. I also go to see ...
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- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking