NETHERLANDS. In April, I spent a short week in Amsterdam. The number of bicycles was ever a marvel. There is so much to do and see, I’m sure I would have kept busy with a second week. I share these notes should you find them helpful in planning your Amsterdam itinerary.
Logistics: I stayed at the StayOkay Hostel Vondelpark, a wonderful location by a large park and public transport. I used an “I Amsterdam City” card for transportation and most museum tickets.
DAY ONE: Tropenmuseum; Verzetsmuseum; (both are near the zoo)
DAY TWO: Rijksmuseum; Allard Pierson-Collection of University of Amsterdam
DAY THREE: Stedelijk Museum; MOCCO Musuem; Van Gogh Museum.
DAY FOUR: GETYOURGUIDE.COM Day trip- Volendam, Marken & Windmills (This included not only windmills, but a cheese factory, a wooden shoe factory and a lovely stop at a waterfront downtown.)
DAY FIVE: Vondelpark; Newekerk; Royal Palace; Beijijnhof; Museum van Loon.
DAY SIX: GETYOURGUIDE.COM Day trip- Keukenhof Garden & Bulb Farm
And the food? I confess, I mostly gave in to the abundant Asian Cuisine, but I did have the local fish and chips, the BitterBallen (croquets served with a pot of mustard for dipping) and white asparagus dishes. Excellent cheese. Strong beer.
TATTOO—Journeys on My Mind by Tina Marie L. Lamb
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