Curiosities of Amsterdam !!

I have visited Amsterdam several times on business and once family vacation, in all several posts in my blog, However, as usual by me….I left some pictures out that feel needs to be in the blog.  Therefore, let me tell you about my curiosities of Amsterdam !! Hope you enjoy the post as I.

I have told you about one of my harder trips abroad was connecting with Schiphol airport, I know many like it but to me going north to then going south makes no sense, and the delays are always there as in this particular case,  KLM gave me a nice shuttle bus ride to the Bastion Best Western hotel with dinner, breakfast included all free; then a 10€ voucher for lunch on Sunday. The return shuttle bus was nice also. Needless to say I tried to avoid Schiphol on my next trips. The only good about all was free thanks to KLM making good, hotel webpage : https://www.bastionhotels.com/en-gb/hotels/best-western-amsterdam-airport-hotel

ams bastion best wertern hotel shuttle bus sept17

ams bastion best western hotel breakfast table to lobby sept17

Of course as seen by my transports post, I have come to Amsterdam by train as well ! And as they said, tourist central in the City , from where all goes in or out. This is the Centraal! (see post)webpage : https://www.b-europe.com/EN/Stations/Amsterdam-Centraal

Usually, I stayed in hotels by the Centrum or center area so walking was easy from there all over. The  Crown Plaza Centrum , the hotel was very nice and very central walked to the train station. Right off walking from train station Centraal or center. Today, they are part of the IHG collection Kimpton De Witt:  webpage : https://www.ihg.com/kimptonhotels/hotels/us/en/amsterdam/amsnl/hoteldetail

Ams Crown Plaza Centrum hotel ent apr13

For lunch I was walking along the wharfs and saw a Subway, again nice clean food and memories of home so went for it, Unfortunately cannot find it now believe they close, they were by Waterplein West by the ferry boat station of GVB linking with the Centraal train station , Anyway here for the memories of always, Subway with current locations webpage : https://restaurants.subway.com/netherlands/amsterdam

Ams subway at gvb quai behind centraal train station apr13

One night believe was the second day , we went to Restaurant Cafe in de Waag, a historical castle like building with nice ambiance and a good European steak (small by American standards).webpage: https://indewaag.nl/en

ams cafe in de waag castle apr13

Finally upon leaving I try a nice bio place, Cafe Dwaze Zaken, with very friendly service,and good ambiance,the food was just right in a chorizo sandwich with a nice pint of Gulpener beer. Just to get me going for the train trip back home from Centraal. Webpage : https://dwazezaken.nl/en/

Ams cafe dwaze zaken across centraal train station apr13

There you go folks, some nice picture and a wonderful anecdote to cover fully nice Amsterdam, Hope you enjoy this post to the point or short and sassy on the curiosities of Amsterdam as I

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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