Amsterdam for 2 hours

vintage map Amsterdam
vintage map Amsterdam

Arriving an hour and fifteen minutes early to Schipol (Wow, that never happens, thank you KLM!) gave us more than 7 hours at the airport, plenty of time to get to the trains and head for Amsterdam central.   Raining but 24 degrees,  we had a wander over the canals and through the narrow streets before stopping for a pannkoeek and heading back to the airport.

Central Station
Central Station

Bicycles are a preferred method of transportation and are everywhere, we even saw a three story parking garage, just for bikes.

Bike Parking
Bike Parking

Distinct architecture and tall narrow buildings line the canals.

Amsterdam
Amsterdam

 

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Msny charming buildings such as this in Amsterdam
Many charming buildings such as this in Amsterdam

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yes, that building is leaning forward...
yes, that building is leaning forward...
wish we had time to go for a canal boat ride
wish we had time to go for a canal boat ride
Heiniken signs aplenty, as well as many like this
Heiniken signs aplenty, as well as many like this
New & Old - the modern in the middle of the historic
New & Old - the modern in the middle of the historic

All photos Sue Womersley

so far, wi fi is not free, and it takes twice as long to do anything on the computer….

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