Tag: amsterdam

  • Ode to Amsterdam

    Ode to Amsterdam

    The best way to see Amsterdam is on foot or by bicycle, such pleasant ways to pass the time or commute in a city built for both. I have rediscovered the practice of walking in Amsterdam – strolling, thinking, seeing, listening – often with no fixed destination in mind, no map and when my legs […]

  • Day trips from Amsterdam

    Day trips from Amsterdam

    There is plenty to see in Amsterdam, but there are other parts of the Netherlands which are also worth a visit and can be visited on a day trip from Central station. However, while the trains, trams and buses within Amsterdam are easy to navigate and it’s simple┬áto catch a train to other major centres, […]

  • Being “normal” in Amsterdam

    Being “normal” in Amsterdam

    We have arrived in Amsterdam and settled into our apartment – my home for the next month and Stu’s home for two. After dragging our suitcases across cobbled streets, we lugged our suitcases up a very narrow, very steep 3 flights of stairs – technically more closely resembling a ladder. The step treads are not […]