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Oosterdoksdoorgang

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  • Day4

    Hello Europe, we have arrived

    July 7, 2017 in the Netherlands

    Snapshot
    Where - Amsterdam (Hilton Doubletree Centraal hotel)
    Weather - Fine / light clouds - max 24°C (much more comfortable than Abu Dhabi)
    Steps - 14,850 or 9.4km (not bad considering 7 hours was spent sitting in a plane)

    It's been a long day - up before 6am, airport by 7.30am, flight at 9am and arrived in Amsterdam at 3pm. We caught the train from the airport to Centraal Station (much more economical than a taxi) and from there it was only about 500m walk to our hotel. We have a room on the top (10 th) floor with a great view over the river.

    As is our usual custom we went for an orientation walk down to the cruise ship terminal where we join our cruise on Sunday. It is only about 15 mins walk but to do it with luggage is probably not a good idea as it is mostly paving stones and would probably wreck or bags... so taxi it is! Then we wandered back to central Amsterdam where Brad wanted to take some (what he believes to be) iconic photos of Amsterdam. So we have a picture of Centraal station (yes it does have a double a) and agreed, this is iconic architecture of Amsterdam as are the ba-zillion pushbikes parked near the station. However he insisted that shops selling wacky-tobaccy seeds and smoking implements was also iconic Amsterdam but I have my doubts. Anyway, tomorrow we shall do the hop-on hop-off bus tour so hopefully get some typical Amsterdam photos then.

    Might call it an early night tonight - it's about 9.30pm and the sun still hasn't set but our body clocks say it is 11.30pm Abu Dhabi time)
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  • Day5

    Big day out in Amsterdam

    July 8, 2017 in the Netherlands

    Snapshot
    Where - Amsterdam Hop on, hop off bus
    Weather - mild / warm - 22°C
    Steps - 24,000 or 15.3km (Wow, no wonder my feet are tired)

    It has been a very busy day exploring the main sights of Amsterdam , particularly the ones we didn't get to see last thing we were in Amsterdam about 5 years ago. Starting with the first HOHO bus at around 9am we did the loop first (about an hour), before visiting the Dutch Resistance Museum, Rijksmuseum, the I amsterdam sign and Vondelpark plus a couple of other things. We wanted to visit the Anne Frank museum but when we got there the queue had to be 250-300m long to get in so we decided to give it a miss.

    The Dutch Resistance Museum was very interesting and dealt with how the Dutch Resistance assisted the Jews during the Second World War. The Rijksmuseum had some fabulous artifacts and reknowned artists such as Rembrandt and van Gogh but we were intrigued with some of the furniture there like writing desks. Outside the Rijksmuseum is the much photographed I Amsterdam sign, although today there were so many people in front of or climbing all over it, that it was difficult to get a good photo. Finally we wandered around Vondelpark with about a million other people before getting back to the hotel at around 6.30pm.

    We leave Amsterdam tomorrow on our cruise and this may be the last blog for a couple of weeks depending on Internet charges (usually very expensive at sea) or whether I can pick up WiFi in port.
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  • Day5

    Rijksmuseum pics

    July 8, 2017 in the Netherlands

    Just a few extra photos from the Rijksmuseum including a Rembrandt and van Gogh and some of the intricate furniture.

    Also, our cruise ship arrived into port this morning- sailed right past our window.

  • Day25

    Bogotá - Amsterdam

    November 20, 2017 in the Netherlands

    Den letzten Tag gingen wir mal wieder sehr entspannt an, packen und lecker Frühstück im Hostel. Dann ging es mit der Seilbahn auf den stadteigenen Aussichtspunkt, gerade in der gefühlt einzigen halbe Stunde des Tages mit Sonnenschein. Man muss ja auch mal Glück haben.

    Leider hatte ich nicht so viel Glück und ich musste im Regen zurück ins Hostel (müde, schwach, Kopf- und Bauchschmerzen) während Tina noch die Grafitti Tour mitmachte. Irgendwie hab ich mich zum Flughafen gequält und den kompletten Nachtflug durchgeschlafen (nicht dass ich nachmittags in der Hängematte und am Gate schon geschlafen hätte). In Madrid bzw. dann in Amsterdam angekommen, ging es mir wieder etwas besser.

    In Amsterdam, bei immerhin 12° (wir nähern uns langsam an) und natürlich Regen, liefen wir noch zu Hannekes Boom. Den Tipp hatten wir von dem Holländer in Minca bekommen. Ein wirklich gemütliches Restaurant/Bar, wo wir uns wärmen und durch die Karten snacken konnten. Ein schöner Ausklang :)

    Für Tina ging es dann weiter im Nachtbus nach Hamburg und ich hatte noch eine Nacht im Hostel, wobei ich natürlich erst mal lange nicht schlafen konnte..
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