- I amsterdam City Card for 24 hours - € 40.00
I amsterdam City Card for 48 hours - € 50.00
- I amsterdam City Card for 72 hours - € 60.00 You can visit the http://www.iamsterdamcard.com/ for more details of the benefits. You can buy this at the Tourism Office (just in front of the Central Station).
|Holland International Cruise with multilingual audio tour- Dutch, English, Spanish, and Japanes.|
|Starting point of the tour just across the Centraal Station.|
|dams, old building, dams and old buildings. :)|
|The Eye. A film institute that will open on April 2012!|
|Science Center Nemo shaped like a ship. One of the best museums for kids and kids at heart! :)|
|Looking at Seven dikes :)|
|The Royal Palace|
The square is a great place to do some people (especially boy) watching. haha! If you don't like crowds, this is not the place for you. But it's truly the heart of the city and is worth a visit.
Listen and read on the exhibit's his brother Theo's love for the arts (his an art dealer) and belief on Vincent. Their brotherhood is really inspiring. Brotherly love that surpassed all trials. :) I wonder, what would Van Gogh think with the success of his works? (Indie) Artists' dilemma: to be known but not too known.
And just outside the museum is a large park where you'll find vendors selling sunflower cookies, other replica of the paintings, souvenir items and hot drinks to warm yourself.
“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.” ~ Anneliese Marie Frank, aka. Anne Frank
|Anne Frank monument at the church near their hiding place|
|Anne Frank monument in Utrecht|
|Kid's corner at the boat! :)|
|scale model of the boat museum|
16. Engage your taste buds!
What is traveling without trying the food of the locality? :) Here try their various specialties.
Photos from VisitHolland.com
|Poffertjes small "pancakes" with confectioners' sugar.|
|Cheese. and lots of cheese! Try especially Chili Cheese!|
17. Have a good comfy shoes/boots for walking. You'll have lots of walking to do! :)
18. Take the public transportation.
Take the tram, the train, bus and metro. Take note of the time of arrival and departure. You can always check online. Or better yet, just take any tram and be prepared to be lost! It's more fun that way! :) Oh, better get the Anonymous OV-Chipkaart or local transpo card at GVB (one of the biggest public transpo company). You need to 'swipe' it when boarding and taking off from the transpo.
19. Smile and document your travel. Use your charm.
It's always better to have a good photographer company. But if you're forced or would want to take a solo trip, you can always use your charm. Smile sweetly and ask a fellow tourist or some random people to take your picture. A handy digicam is still the best way for this.
20. Befriend a local. Or anyone. Listen to their stories! :)
Your travel will be more enriching.. In this world full of people, making friends along the road will make your travel more memorable. Chance encounters. New friendships. You have nothing to lose, except saliva. ☺
There still so many things you'll see.. and lessons you'll learn depending on how you will live up to the experience.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain