Category Archives: Netherlands

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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Amsterdam’s Many Museums

What do you do in Amsterdam when it rains? Why, you go to a museum, of course! But if you should reflect on the quality and diversity of the museums offered in this city,  you might even consider visiting one … Continue reading

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Leidseplein: Amsterdam’s Nightlife Capital

Our first visit to Leidseplein was in the middle of a violent rainstorm and the place was empty except for all of the people huddled under the awnings of the buildings surrounding the square. We grabbed a quick bite to … Continue reading

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Where we stayed in Amsterdam

We started planing for our European trip in the Fall of 2011. At that time TripAdvisor gave its number one rating for all hotels in Amsterdam to the Boutique Hotel View, a three-star hotel in the Leidseplein area. I think … Continue reading

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