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Jan212020

Bicycles of Amsterdam

Bikes, bikes, bikes, all across Amsterdam. There are estimated to be as many bicycles as residents in Amsterdam, about 850,000 of each. Bicycles outnumber cars 4 to 1 among city residents. As a tourist in Amsterdam for a week last month, many of my photos included bicycles as the focal point or bicycles as part…

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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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Dec262019

Amsterdam open Christmas Day

Amsterdam is a great city for a tourist visiting on Christmas Day. Most grocery stores, markets, restaurants, bars and coffeeshops are open on Christmas Day. Most city museums are open. Public transportation runs on a Sunday schedule. Except for many retail shops being closed, the most noticeable difference of Christmas Day in Amsterdam were the…

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