Amsterdam at Night Forget what you may have heard about Amsterdam’s Red Light District, aka RLD. It is one of the most beautiful places to see and even more picturesque at night. A mass infusion of old world architecture meets new world culture. The progressive thinking has given the RLD its current fame but […]
I am trying to cut the cost of doing laundry while traveling by writing about various laundromats that I have found on my trips. It always seems to me the one cost of travel that is often overlooked. Hotel laundry service is very expensive so I look for a good old fashion self serve or […]
Not really a lovely topic to write about, but so many people are curious when I’ve spoken about the open air urinals in Amsterdam. I feel it offers something to the traveler spending time in Amsterdam looking for the WC…. Installed in and around the Red Light District, these unique urinals where put in to […]
I have been in Amsterdam many times and usually avoid the weekends there. So many people it gets to be a bit much if it’s not your first visit. To my lack of knowledge, I was in Amsterdam during the week when AFC Ajax was hosting Celtic FC. Pre-match night. I’ve never seen so many […]
If you are arriving in the Netherlands via Schiphol and are heading to Central Amsterdam getting there by train couldn’t be easier. Trains leave from directly underneath the airport about every 10-15 minutes. Access to the platforms is perfectly located near arrivals in the terminal. There is a Dutch Rail (NS) office in the main […]
I was out walking on the streets of Amsterdam when a rainstorm rolled in. I took refuge briefly in a cafe, when the rain ceased the sky offered this beautiful picture.
I had a chance to hang out In Amsterdam in January along my travels. Lucky for me I woke one morning to a fresh blanket of snow that gave the city a whole different look.
I have been to Amsterdam many times in the last five years, in fact I was just here a couple months ago. Though this was my first visit in the winter. The crowds are a bit lessened and maybe more subdued with the chilly days and nights. I arrived fairly late at night, checked into […]
I have a love of doors for some reason. Here are a few taken over the last few years. From Turin, Marseille, Barcelona, Bruges, Zurich, Vienna, Prague, Amsterdam, Dresden, Poznan and Oslo
I arrived for my fifth visit to Amsterdam in as many years on a Friday night . If you know Damrak, it was pedestrian gridlock. The weekend brings in the party goers from England , Ireland and many other close lying countries . Throngs of young Englishmen on stag party weekends looking to watch live […]