Embarkation Day – Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise

MS Poetry in Amsterdam

THE DUTCH CAPITAL IS A POPULAR STARTING POINT FOR EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISES: Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise - Avalon Waterways - Day 1 A twenty minute taxi ride from Schiphol Airport and we were at the NH Amsterdam Center Hotel where all cruise passengers were to meet. There are actually three … [Read more...]

Destination: Amsterdam

Amsterdam Attractions and Things to Do: Many people think of Amsterdam as the capital of the Netherlands, but the actual seat of the government is at Den Haag. Nevertheless, Amsterdam is the largest city in the Netherlands and as far as tourism is concerned it is also the most visited, with … [Read more...]

Amsterdam, a Diamond City

In Amsterdam, Diamonds can be a Girl's Best Friend: If Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend, then we should really get to know a little more about our best friend's qualities - the 4C's.  What's our best friend's colour, is our best friend cut like a princess, oval or pear-shape, and how heavy is … [Read more...]

Hop-on and Hop-off Amsterdam’s Canals

Sightseeing on Amsterdam's waterways is the best way to explore the city: Amsterdam's extensive canal network makes it possible to get around the city by canal and there are many operators offering canal tours. However, Amsterdam's canals and waterways offer more than a means of … [Read more...]

Amsterdam sightseeing – Zaanse Schans

Zaanse Schans - Windmills and the traditional Dutch way of life: Windmills, tulips and clogs are some of the archetypical symbols that come to mind when we think of Holland.  So when the opportunity came to see a real life Dutch windmill, I made a trip to Zaanse Schans so that windmills are no … [Read more...]