Americans in Amsterdam and the Train Headache
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Our train back to Metz wasnâ��t scheduled to leave until 2:00pm, so we split into groups again and did our own things. Our group decided to take a short canal cruise, get a kebab, and make one last stop at a coffee shop, and then head to central station. The canal cruise, in my opinion, wasnâ��t worth the 12 Euro because I had seen most of the sites from land the day before, but the other girls hadnâ��t. It was still relaxing.
We discovered, once at the station, that there was no longer a train from Amsterdam to Brussels at 2:00pm. Luckily, one of the girls in the group had a cell phone and called the other group. They told us that our train had been cancelled and we would have to take three different trains through The Netherlands to get our connecting train in Brussels to Metz. It was very hectic trying to find the train, then find the group, and then figure out where to change trains. Again, luckily, the train workers helped us out and told us exactly what to do and we made it to Brussels about 30 minutes earlier than scheduled.
The train from Brussels to Metz went by instantly as I slept the whole time. We arrived back in Metz at 9:00pm and I went straight to bed due to an 8:00am French class Monday morning. All in all, I really enjoyed everything about Amsterdam. Somewhere between the sounds of the bike bells and canals along with the free-spirited nature of the city itself, I found myself adding Amsterdam to my list of favorite cities.