Trip Start Mar 09, 2007
7Trip End Mar 17, 2007
It was just my luck that i ended up sitting with a load of dutch lads on the plane who had been to some football match, and wouldn't you know one of them had a serious wind problem... nuff said, that describes my flight!
Arriving in Amsterdam it all went smoothly, met roz and catherine in the baggage claim and we opted to just get a train to Leiden Centraal then a bus (#40) to Noordwijk where we were staying rather than the shuttle bus from the center of Amsterdam. This was really simple, everything ran on time and it was suprisingly cheap at about 4 euros for the train and 2.20 euros for the bus... why do we get public transport so wrong in the UK when the rest of europe have it nailed?!
The dorm room was mixed but there seemed to be a natural divide, we met a few girls from the US, Canada and Germany, they all seemed nice enough and actually it was a good place if travelling alone, really easy to mix with other travellers. I'd reccommend ear plugs though, i was on the top bunk above hegs and the bar was right above me, the music went on into the night and trust me, even with ear plugs the bass penetrates!