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Amsterdam .....Tuesday 26/8/14 ...arrived late afternoon from Ghent in Belgium, & found our way to a parking station at the 1928 Olympic Stadium, as a car is unnecessary in Amsterdam - bikes rule !!!!!
Really dangerous city for pedestrians, as push bikes really do own the place - roads, footpaths & bike paths, actually everywhere & anywhere at anytime & all times. Bikes are the main mode of transport in the city as there are so many canals & narrow streets - so makes sense but unusual for us foreigners.
We all loved Amsterdam, the people, the place & the things we saw & did, we're all fantastic. We did a 75 min canal boat tour with a very entertaining & knowledgable Dutchman, Peter. The best way to see Amsterdam !!!!!
We then covered the rest on foot & tram, so much fun.
We visited the Anne Frank House - so fascinating & another amazing learning experience. At least some things have benefited from the tourist industry - they have done an amazing job in preserving history & telling the " story".
One of the most fun (educational) days was spent at the Nemo Science Centre.
One of our highlight cities so far.

Posted by hcanderson 17:00 Archived in Netherlands

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