Hotel Van Gogh
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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 …
... as the day gets closer. Our hotel room is unbelieveable - 2 baths, livingroom, dining room with wine and fruit awaiting us. They must have got us mixed up with the head of state! The frogs are croaking loudly and the grounds are covered in bird of paradise plants. It was dark when we arrived so will explore tomorrow. I have only slept 2 hours since Thursday night so I'm going to bed. Night ...
We started the day at Deli France for a coffee and croissant, then back to the hotel to pack up and check emails, etc. This morning we met up with a Sandelman's tour group headed up by a young Irish lad called Mark who took us around the city and taught us some interesting facts about Amsterdam, embellished of course!
Among the things we learned were:
- In the old days the sex workers timed their sessions by the nearby church bells that ...
... Amsterdam style we were in bed asleep by 10, although we did manage to see a man take half a dozen (unsuccessful) attempts to step back into his flip flop on the way home, have to love the Amsterdam nightlife.
We awoke early on our last full day in Europe and decided to head to Anne Frank's house to try and beat the queues, this was a partial success as we only queued for about half an hour. The museum was very well done and managed to ...
... do anything very special. We visited the art museum and loved the building but not the exhibit. We took a “hop on hop off” bus that was disappointing but we did get to see the city. Most interesting, perhaps, is the role that singing has played in their history. I need to learn more but they have come together in song at crucial times as part of rebelling against oppression – including when they broke free from the ...