Don't forget to look up!
I was amazed at the architecture of Amsterdam .. there are niches on the wall of buildings overlooking the canals with saints and other decorative items; gables of wonderful intricacy; statues on the tops of buildings ...... I'm not an architect, and certainly don't know the proper terms - but be sure to look up as you are wandering the city to experience another wonderful sight on every block! This is a detail of the top of Koninklijk Palace in Dam Sqaure - though a palace is supposed to have this sort of detailing - you'll find this sort of thing EVERYWHERE!!!
Sleep, drink and smoke at The...
Sleep, drink and smoke at The Greenhouse Effect. This place is a hotel, bar and coffeeshop and must not be missed.
http://www.greenhouse-effect.nl/ You don't have memories when you get back from Amsterdam. Well there is one.. a good friend of mine has just moved there and seeing her settled in her gorgeous pad overlooking the canals was pretty special... (green-eyed monster made an appearance)
They're all over the place and just beautiful. Some are crooked - don't worry, it's not you. (Even if you have been in a coffeeshop.) I never got tired of walking around this city and looking at these.
Just a pic
Still being in high spirits of seeing the sun in Amsterdam (the 1st time in my two trips there!!!!), I decided to take this pic....
Just imagined that if there had been leaves on trees, one might have thought that it's Summer or Spring.... :)))
Somewhere opposite Vondelpark....
GETTING AROUND.....PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION...
AMSTERDAM has 17 tram lines, 37 bus lines and 3 subway lines, all of those routes are shown on a free map provided by the GVB.
The Circle Tram - line 20 - is especially attractive for tourists, as it provides a very cheap tour of the city, linking all MAJOR ATTRACTIONS.
Single trip tockets are available from the conductor on most tram routes, or, more economically, purchase a multi-trip ticket (known as a STRIPPENKAART) at the GVB, Amsterdam Tourist Office (VVV), most tobaconists and supermarkets.
The GVB Publik Transportations Office is in front of Centrral Station where you will find a route map and an English - Language guide to the ticketing system.
There is also a beautiful new one on track too, inside the station, which is open the longest (8.00AM - 8 PM)
Or call for info: GVB - tel. 0900 92 92