Thursday, January 26, 2006
Hey, this is cool! Lindsay is going to Amsterdam as a part of a BlogAds promo. If anyone has been to Holland in the last little while, she'd be happy to have you leave some ideas for things to do, people to see and places to go in the comments.
Prominently display a Canadian flag at all times. There is a special relationship between the Netherlands and Canada which goes back to the Canadian liberation of Holland in WWII.
If you get time, and you've grown tired of the action in the 'Dam, a trip to Groesbeek is a good break. The Canadian War Cemetery is located there along with a good museum.
For about $60 you can get an I Amsterdam card. You get onto public transport whenever you like, you get shopping, restaurant and attractions discounts, plus it gets you into about 20 museums free, including the Van Gogh museum.
Take a walk through the western canal district. It really is very cool.
Take in the Oudekerk and then, if you keep walking south into the alley, you end up in the famous red-light district known as De Wallen. It's in the old part of the city, about 3 blocks away from the Amsterdam main train station.
Lonely Planet still produces one of the best travel guides.
And Lindsay, have a great trip!