Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
... while I sat there without even a order!!! What the hell is wrong?? Don't they like bikers or what? I asked myself.
Finally I had to call a waiter and ask to order food and after about another 15 or so minutes I finally got my grub.
With grub eaten and paid for I again boarded my heavily loaded Transalp and plodded along this wonderful country road. Riding this little bike along these wonderful slow and twisty country roads is ...
Rainy, windy, cold day today. We wandered around a bit more in the Jordaan neighborhood before heading over to the Red Light District. Gil - you were asking when Roger gets to go to the brothels? Today was his chance. ;) We headed straight to Westerkerk and were lucky to get on the tower tour almost right away. In the meantime, we popped into the church. Westerkerk was the first church in Amsterdam built (1651) as a Protestant ...
... are used to pump out water as most of the Netherlands have massive flooding issues. We didn’t see any of the iconic tulips flowering but then again it is winter.
We had a stop just out of Amsterdam at a cheese and clog shop, where we had a demonstration of both manufacturing processes. Was fascinating seeing how the shoes are made and the guy was hilarious. We got to taste some of their cheese and it was amazing! We then had the opportunity ...
... where there happened to be a carnival there for the week. At the carnival they sold these giant french fries that they would put ketchup and mayonnaise on. I think that's a European thing. It was weird, but Amsterdam got weirder. They took us into the red light district aka where the prostitutes are. That was interesting. It's legal there so they just stand in the windows. Then of course there was the many cannabis cafe's and an overwhelming smell of marijuana ...
After that crazy day that completely turned our plans upside down, Andrew and I decided to stay positive and start planning a new adventure. Knowing now our 6-12 month European stay probably just isn't possible, our new goal is to visit as many places as possible before our budget tells us to go home. So we booked our bus to the Netherlands and after some delicious belgian ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Schagen Amsterdam
Other places to stay in Amsterdam
Oud-West, Amsterdam | 2 star hotelfrom $108
Centre, Amsterdam | 2 star hotelfrom $101
Museumplein/Vondelpark, Amsterdam | 2 star hotelfrom $96
Museumplein/Vondelpark, Amsterdam | 3 star hotelfrom $150
Binnenstad, Amsterdam | Hotelfrom $68
Canal Belt/Rembrandtplein, Amsterdam | Hotelfrom $105
Plantage, Amsterdam | 3 star hotelfrom $113
Canal Belt/Rembrandtplein, Amsterdam | 2 star hotelfrom $158
- Definitely one for your list
- Sin duda, uno para la lista
Museumplein/Vondelpark, Amsterdam | 3 star hotelfrom $121
- Miss something but extremely OK !!!
- Nice cosy place, very good deal for the price
- If quiet is what you seek.....
Canal Belt/Rembrandtplein, Amsterdam | 2 star hotelfrom $145
Museumplein/Vondelpark, Amsterdam | Hotelfrom $79
Centre, Amsterdam | 2 star hotelfrom $312
Canal Belt/Rembrandtplein, Amsterdam | 2 star hotelfrom $103
Willemsparkweg 113, Amsterdam | 4 star hotelfrom $262
Museumplein/Vondelpark, Amsterdam | 3 star hotelfrom $104
ZuiderAmstel, Amsterdam | Hotelfrom $126