Amsterdam Journals

Amsterdam: What a Trip...

A March 2001 trip to Amsterdam by Little Tiger

Quote: My friend invited me to go with her and her sister. There were moments I can only express by saying, 'I had this crazy dream, and I woke up in Amsterdam' I never learned so much from a city in all my life.

Amsterdam: What a Trip...

Best Of IgoUgo

Overview

Quote:
The Museums are awe-inspiring, inside and out: (one of the best moments) biking through the underpass of the Rijksmuseum, while a violinist played Vivaldi. A Rembradt Fan's Fantasy - you had no idea 'The Nightwatchers' was so big; the Van Gogh Museum has the original 'Sunflowers,' and I've grown up looking at a reprint of it in my house, all my life. Also has original Gaugin, Monet- very humbling; Stedilijk Museum: fun, modern art museum. Lack of culture shock to see pop American artists/photographers' works on display. Very large famous Breugel painting. You'll never eat so much cheese in your life, it's 'gooda!' And the fish is nothing but the best. Boom Chicago- Comedy Improv, great sh...Read More

NH Barbizon Palace

Best Of IgoUgo

Hotel | "The Golden Tulip- Barbizon Palace"

Quote:
Nice, but not much is ''compris''-- the gym, the pool, the Dutch Breakfast is all extra. We were even charged for the green apples that usually adorn each lobby, but they hadn''t been put out yet, so when we called about them and room service offered to bring us up some, we didn''t think to ask if we''d be charged when we usually would just grab one from the lobby as ''compliments'' to our room- hence, I was a bit put out by that. Beautiful View and fun room, though; At the northern tip of the Red Light District, and next door to St. Nicolaas Catholic (and gorgeous) Cathedral; The Golden Tulip in Purmerend (sp?) offers MORE for your money (and is a 20 min train ride thru the countryside,just north of ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on May 6, 2001

NH Barbizon Palace
PRINS HENDRIKKADE 59 72
Amsterdam, Netherlands
31 20 5564564

About the Writer

Little Tiger

Little Tiger
Evanston, Illinois