The Crystal Palace
Travel Blogs from Amersfoort
... and at that stage the other 2 members of the tour decided to leave! Til then hurried him up a bit, and he ended up being a very good guide with lots of points of interest, and a good sense of humour. Because it was just the 3 of us, we could just start walking off if he looked like he was getting carried away talking about something. And we had a great experience being able to operate the huge wooden wheels that lifted the city ...
... I just looked around. I went into Westerkerk and took a couple of photos. I made a list of things that I wanted to see and do, but I decided to scrap that. I found my way to Dam Square, I paid €12 to look around the Van Gogh Museum (on a good day I would have enjoyed it, but with only 5 hours sleep, I didn't enjoy the experience as much as I would have). Afterwards I had a look around de Bejinkorf (Amsterdam's version of ...
... use to carry up furniture. They cant get it up the stair because their appartments are so thin - there is taxing on how many square feet of ground space you take up, so people optimize their space vertically. Which means they cant get their furniture up the stair haha. I also did a bike tour of the city which was really interesting.
The weekend after I visited Amsterdam, I got to visit a nearby town (in Friesland) with the son of the dutch people I was staying ...
... too, although had no idea when making the booking that the hotel was located on the street known for gay leather clubs (I promise it was a coincidence).
Since it was still afternoon I thought I'd go and do some exploring. I took a sightseeing map I'd made before leaving home, and headed off through the streets. It's strange how, every time I walk past a coffee house, there's a strong, sweet smell coming from it. I guess it must be the cakes and Dutch pancakes ...
... Waterland" bus ticket which allows you a day pass to any bus connecting these villages...there is also a ferry boat between Volendam and Marken - we actually took it, and it was a pleasant ride...the fishing villages were picturesque, but by that time (it was on our last day in Holland) our senses, I think, were overstimulated by all the windmills, wooden shoes and ...
Other places to stay in Amersfoort
Bosgebied, Amersfoort | 3 star hotelfrom $72
De Berg Noord, Amersfoort | 3 star hotelfrom $69
Zonnehof, Amersfoort | 4 star hotelfrom $72
De Hoef, Amersfoort | 3 star hotelfrom $60
Stadskern, Amersfoort | 3 star hotelfrom $117
Stadskern, Amersfoort | Hotelfrom $123