Category Archives: Amsterdam

Traveling with our Irish Cousins in Europe and the US

We stayed in Edinburgh for one week during our visit to Scotland this last May. And three of those days were spent with our Irish cousins Henry and Geraldine and Henry’s niece Rosie. It was our eighth reunion with our … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong and What’s Right with Amsterdam?

What’s Wrong with Amsterdam? Could it be the bikes? The Red Lights? The whiff of Mary Jane in the air? Maybe it’s the garbage out of which this swan builds her nest. So what’s Right with Amsterdam? Could it be … Continue reading

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The Train to Leiden

We stayed in Amsterdam for three nights at a hotel (the Boutique Hotel View) on Leidsekade near Leidseplein where the old road to Leiden began. But we opted to take a more modern route when we decided to visit Leiden … Continue reading

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Amsterdam Bus Tour

Well, we toured Amsterdam’s major canals both by foot and by boat. Might as well try a sightseeing bus, too. So we hopped on a sightseeing bus after our visit to the Anne Frank House on Monday. The bus took … Continue reading

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Walking along the Prinsengracht

On the Monday morning after our cruise we decided to walk along the Prinsengracht, one of Amsterdam’s three major canals.  We dallied and we window-shopped and we took pictures and stopped for lunch and the walk took 90 minutes before … Continue reading

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Anne Frank’s Secret Annex

We walked along the Prinsengracht on Monday, May 21, 2012 and visited the house where Anne Frank and her family hid from the German police for two years during the World War II German occupation of the Netherlands.  They were … Continue reading

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Vincent’s sister-in-law and the Van Gogh Museum

Vincent Van Gogh died on July 29, 1890 and his brother Theo died six months later. Theo’s wife Johanna then inherited Theo’s collection of more than 200 of Vincent’ s paintings, over 400 of his drawings,  and close to 700 … Continue reading

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