Amsterdam and so much more!!!
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I took a bus tour with my Mom and my daughter. I can really recommend the bus ride (especially since we were the one of the first stops which made the ride even that much longer). Our first dilemna was when we reached the transfer point to load the bus that was taking us to Amsterdam. It was well past the middle of the night and my poor hard sleeping daughter had a hard time waking up. Once we were able to get her up and then locate our suitcases it was off to the mad dash to get to the correct bus of 'paid choice of destination'. Once we found "said" bus we were discouraged to discover that there were no three seats available next to each other. My poor Mom had to go upstairs on the double decker with some other single travelers (thank goodness close to her age), and my daughter and I were placed in the seats designated for the tour guides and such (we pretty much had our own spot up front which was nice).
For a bus trip, this one was pretty decent. I don't normally enjoy these organized tours but maybe the stay in a hotel the 2nd day helped a bit. I was able to see things that I probably would not have ventured out to see (such as the diamond factory, the wooden shoe factory, cheese factory, the Keukenhof and the miniature village in the Hague. I did get to see the Anne Frank House which completely met my expectations after reading her diary. My only real disappointment was not being able to get into the museums such as the VanGogh museum due to time contraints. There is so much more to this wonderful country to see. I must go back on my own and discover some of these wonderful sites.