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April 21st, 2008 – by: jostravel
We took a day trip to the Keukenhoff Gardens and spent hours walking around looking at all the displays. They say you should time it right; go too early in the year and nothing has flowered, go too late and everything has died off.
Other things we managed to do whilst there was the ritual sight-seeing tour, although I'd never done one by canal boat before. It was really nice seeing the City from the water, and the guide was extremely knowledgable about the history of Amsterdam. We also spent a morning looking around the Botanical Gardens before spending the afternoon at the Van Gogh Museum. I would have like to have visited Anne Franks house, and possibly the Rembrandt Museum, but time and money told me otherwise; although I did see them from the outside. We did pass the Rembrandt monument, which was nice, but the museum would have been a bonus.
Having seen the capital, and the gardens, I'm not sure I'd go back to the Netherlands. I'm not a big drinker, and don't much like the "cafes", so it's not really a place I felt comfortable in.
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