Amsterdam

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This was my first shot in Amsterdam. I was impressed by the detail on the door.

We spent a good hour roaming the airport and front area for our tour transfer.  Finally our tour director, Elzo Wind, found us.  Off to the hotel to sit around for an hour until our rooms were cleaned.  Our first hotel is Mercure Aan De Amstel.  Quite a distance from downtown.  Clean and nice and done in what would I would call modern style.  

In the "What's goin on" newspaper we saw that Larry Carlton, one of my favorite Jazz Guitarists, is in town for one show that night at Melkweg, a good local venue.  We decided to take a tram into town to see about it.  Our hotel there was probably four or five miles from the town center.  We walked about a quarter mile to the tram station, found the right one and headed into town.  With help from very polite and helpful locals we found our way to the right place, and asked about the event.  25 Euros each beginning at 9 p.m..  We decided we would be just too tired to enjoy it so we made our way back to the hotel where we had a nice buffet style dinner with the tour group.  During introductions met a couple from my home town, San Pedro, CA., who ended up being good friends on the tour.

tvillingmarit says:
Oh you found a "Whats going on". Wery informative newspaper.
Posted on: Feb 24, 2008
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This was my first shot in Amsterda…
This was my first shot in Amsterd…
A closer look at that door. Is it …
A closer look at that door. Is it…
The architecture amazed me.
The architecture amazed me.
The Royal Palace of Amsterdam buil…
The Royal Palace of Amsterdam bui…
Notice the bicycle parking structu…
Notice the bicycle parking struct…
During a nice tour of the canals o…
During a nice tour of the canals …
Ann Franks home, Amsterdam
Ann Frank's home, Amsterdam
Note that each home has a pully at…
Note that each home has a pully a…
Montelbaanstoren, was built in 151…
Montelbaanstoren, was built in 15…
One of the unique bridges in Amste…
One of the unique bridges in Amst…
Even the street lights are pretty …
Even the street lights are pretty…
A War Memorial.
A War Memorial.
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Huge airport!
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Amsterdam Hotels & Accommodations review
Our first hotel of our first tour of Europe. This four star hotel is very modern. When I thought about going to Europe, I somehow pictured something… read entire review
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This was the beginning city on our first European tour with Brendan Tours. We flew via KLM airlines into the very nice airport where at the time there… read entire review
Amsterdam Sights & Attractions review
Beautiful antiquity
On the canal tour we had of Amsterdam we were given the pleasure of seeing many of the wonderful sights of the city, and of course I took many picture… read entire review
Amsterdam
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