Jan192020

Park Plaza Vondelpark Amsterdam for the birds

Park Plaza Vondelpark Amsterdam remodeled since my last stay a few years ago. This hotel has been my go to Radisson property in Amsterdam as the chain’s lowest priced hotel within the city center. The hotel’s tagline is “A natural habitat for curious travellers”. The location next to Amsterdam’s 1865 well-developed 120-acre Vondelpark means time…

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Jan122020

Amsterdam winter light of day

Amsterdam at 52 degrees North latitude places the Dutch capital at a more northerly location than any state in the USA, except Alaska. Visiting in late December means fewer than 8 hours between sunrise around 8:45am and sunset around 4:30pm. Chances are the sky will be cloudy and gray, but when the sun shines the…

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