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Travel tips.....Things to do and see on our trip to Amsterdam and Bruges. This page will be modified from time to time whenever I get ambitious, so check back every once in a while....Michael


13 minute video tour around Amsterdam.  The bicycle park is amazing!

A video produced by Hostel world, a top ten things to do guide...

One of the best  "Let's get straight to the point" guides on Amsterdam.  

Everything you ever wanted to know about "coffee shops that don't serve coffee " to The Red Light district to the local museums, the best pubs, cafes and more  Ignore the ads and keep reading it contains a wealth of information and is written by 3 locals.   Amsterdam airport info including catching the train to downtown. Just one of several sites covering the airport.


New info below

Travel from airport to Amsterdam via train, bus or shuttle   Another site with expicit directions via train, bus or shuttle to Amsterdam. includes map of the various districts and their highlights.

Hotels in Amsterdam...These are recommendations from a friend of Pat Thatcher.  Most appear to be around $250-300 a night.   I am looking for cheaper hotels and will post when I find them. Michael

Barbizon Palace
Grand Hotel Amrath Amsterdam
Lloyd Hotels and Cultural Embassy
Hotel Amsterdam Mansion
Doubletree Hilton (large and costly city hotel)
Prins Heinrik
Continental Amsterdam
The Exchange


The ultimate travel guide-

Trip Advisor travel guides-

Rick Steves has wandered through Europe for 40 plus years.....Here is his take on Belgium, Amsterdam and train travel in Europe.

A good little article on Bruges

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