After Italy, Amsterdam was the only other place that was always on our list. And the reason we booked our tickets from Brussels was only because we wanted to go to Amsterdam. It did live up to the hype and it is a unique town in itself. We also visited a few other towns close by while driving to Rotterdam to board our train to Brussels.
Here is our brief itinerary:
|Climbing bunk beds|
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- Rick Steve's city walk and red light district walk are helpful. Since I was bored of listening to him by this time, I usually read the script before I left and marked the route on the map.
- Bike. Bike. Bike. Amsterdam is a biker's paradise. This is the best and the quickest way to see this beautiful biker friendly city.
- Google maps to the rescue for public transportation yet again.
- We got a 48- hour pass to use the public transport. Super convenient and economical.
- We had to wait to get our tickets to the Van Gogh museum and hence skipped the Rijksmuseum as well. Get your tickets in advance, especially for the Anne Frank Haus.
|Boat cruise in the evening|
|Delft Old Town|
- Volendam is a good area for a day trip. Here you can visit the cheese factory and the shoe factory. But we skipped it as we had to go south towards Rotterdam instead.
- Rotterdam is a big city and is a good place to spend a day or so I felt, but we didn't and left for Belgium in the evening.