Hotel Van Gogh
Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
I had visited Amsterdam in 2008 for 1-2
days but had not seen much beyond Anne Franks house and the canals, being the
last stop on our Contiki tour we were both exhausted and used it as a place to
say our farewells. This time I spent the day walking the main districts. I made
my way to the city centre through Joordan and the Western …
... to weather conditions.
we drove towards Cologne we saw more trees and a little more contour
to the countryside. Very pretty. In Cologne we stopped to see their
Gothic cathedral. It was started in the 12th
century and finished in 1880 and was the tallest building for four
years. An incredibly magnificent building. It did suffer some
damage in the war but pilots were advised to avoid it as it was such
a good guiding ...
... stuff to lighten the load of the backpacks then a spot of shopping! Amsterdam has a trillion and one shops (almost as good as Prague) but we do have to keep a tight leash on the coin! Haha
Tonight is our final night on Tour so it was back to the Hotel to get ready for the Farewell Dinner!! Our big group had a few pre drinks at the Hostel Bar (2 for 1 happy hour! AWESOME) then off to a Chinese Restaurant for dinner and some funny stories of the days activities then off ...
... another would be along shortly.....and then the tram drove-off....
Sure enough, another arrived a few minutes later, and after much discussion, we all climbed aboard, but since it was ...
After an 11 hour flight from Los Angeles, I arrived in Amsterdam. Actually, I actually REALLY enjoyed every minute of the flight because I was able to upgrade to Business class for only a few hundred dollars. Apparently Business was almost totally empty so they asked me if I wanted to upgrade for a few hundred dollars. HELLO!!!!! Amazing, champagne, delicious gourmet food, huge comfortable recliner chair, etc. The attendants are always coming by and call you by name. ...