Port of Call Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Heart of The Netherlands Approaching The Netherlands from the North Sea cruise ships navigate the North Sea Canal. The canal runs from the IJmuiden locks to the Coenhaven. East of the Coenhaven, the waterway is called the River IJ (both letters are capitalized) and continues up to the Oranjesluizen locks located in the easternContinue reading “Port of Call Amsterdam”

Photo Essay – The Keukenhof

It’s coming up Spring in Europe and that means it’s Keukenhof  time in Amsterdam. For additional information about the Keukenhof click  HERE. Open 21 March to 15 May 2019 The Keukenhof is unarguably the largest flower gardens and show in the world                   For the Official siteContinue reading “Photo Essay – The Keukenhof”

Amsterdam in the Spring

There is something disconcerting as well as liberating about the smell of weed drifting thru the outdoor cafĂ© while you enjoy your morning coffee. Welcome to Amsterdam. We were passing thru Amsterdam in the Spring and decided to stay a few days and take in the Keukenhof. We stayed at the Hotel Arena and pickedContinue reading “Amsterdam in the Spring”

The Keukenhof 2018

Amsterdam for the Spring Tulips The Keukenhof is coming and you can save a Euro or two by buying your tickets directly from the vendor, Ticketbar. If you are going to be anywhere near Holland this Spring you should do yourself a favor and look into a visit to the worlds biggest tulip festival, theContinue reading “The Keukenhof 2018”

Keukenhof In The Spring

Spring in Holland means flowers and the world’s largest garden and showplace is the Keukenhof Gardens  with over 7 million spring flowering bulbs on display. There are also acres of commercial fields around the gardens growing tulips almost as far as you can see. The gardens are located in Lisse only a short distance southwestContinue reading “Keukenhof In The Spring”