My mind brings me back to the last leg of our first European trip – to Amsterdam, Netherlands. We were able to spend 18 hours there.
We landed at Schiphol past 9PM, coming from a short flight from Vienna. Took a 20 minute cab ride to Apollo Museum Hotel where we would stay for the night, and headed off very early in the morning to explore the neighborhood.
Because we have to leave the hotel at 10 AM, we couldnt’t go in the nearby museums like Van Gogh Museum, or the Rijksmuseum. We only saw them from the outside, on our bicycles. We rented bikes because it was the fastest and lightest way to go around. It was a good decision as cycling through the area was such a breeze. This is one of my favorite things about to do when traveling for tourism purposes.
It was an express trip and I’m glad we had the chance. Before this pandemic a trip back to the Netherlands was as in our list later part of the year. Now looking back I’m more determined to go back and have a proper stay!