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Amster-dam good time

March 31, 2008

Actually, it was only a good time if you exclude the weather, which was miserable for the whole trip. At least when it’s hailing you don’t get that wet.

We went over Easter weekend, and since Good Friday and Easter Monday are both public holidays in Switzerland, we didn’t have to take too many vacation days. We left Wednesday night and travelled with an overnight train.

We arrived on Thursday morning and went straight to our hotel, which was a nice B&B close to the city center. We spent that day doing a walking tour around the central part of the city. In the afternoon, we went to the Anne Frank House and Van Gogh museum and had dinner at an Irish pub close to the hotel.

On Friday, we took a day trip out of the city to Keukenhof. Holland is known for producing some of the best tulips in Europe, and Keukenhof is where they grow a lot of them. Unfortunately, the weather didn’t cooperate and not all of the flowers were in blume yet.

On Saturday, we headed to Delft and the Haag, which are both a short train journey outside of Amsterdam. They were both cute little towns and we had a nice time walking around and visiting the Easter markets. Delft is known for its Delftware, which is pottery that is painted with different pictures and designs (usually in blue).

We went to the Rijks Museum on Sunday. Several of the exhibits were closed, but we still got to see quite a bit. Then on Monday morning we took a plan back to Zurich. Although the weather wasn’t very good, we made the most of it and still had a nice trip!

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  1. April 3, 2008 10:32 pm

    Love the shoes!
    At least you didn’t have to worry about getting too much sun on your face.

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