Walking and Windmills

Today we spent the day walking around Amsterdam, including a couple hours each at the Van Gogh museum and the Rijksmuseum. We did end the day at the brewery in a windmill, Brouwerij ‘t IJ. We’re almost done with our time in Amsterdam, and we do feel like we’ve seen a good sampling of the city. (We should, after walking nearly 10 miles in 2 days!) Tomorrow’s update will come from a new city. Can’t wait!

20130628-213557.jpg

Advertisements


Categories: Amsterdam

Tags:

2 replies

  1. I think you’re headed to Paris next… a couple of tips:
    * Go late to Versailles in the afternoon. When I went to Versailles in May, the guard told us we would have the place to ourselves, no line, after 3PM. He was right. It makes sense to start your Versailles visit around lunch, see the gardens first, then see the palace. Either that, or wake up in the morning and get there before it opens. The line looked at least an hour long, if not two hours long.
    * Go to museums late. All the main Paris museums are open late a few days a week. The crowds were much smaller between 6PM and 9PM. I actually got to see the Mona Lisa one evening.
    * The Museum Pass is worth the money. We saw a lot of museums in Paris and it made sense financially, but even if it didn’t, the time savings you get with the museum pass are worth it. Lines are huge, and with the Museum pass you don’t have to wait very long (except at Versailles, where you have to wait in the general line). Also, you can pop into a museum to check it out without quibbling about whether its worth the 15 Euros.
    * My favorite museums are the Orsay, the Orangerie (for large scale Monet paintings), and the Louvre. In that order. I’d actually skip the Louvre for the Orsay if I had to, but then I have real soft spot for Impressionism. I went back to the restaurant in the Orsay with my parents, and we all loved it. Highly recommended for lunch.
    * Mass at Notre Dame was a great experience. Both my parents and I loved it. Unfortunately, the international mass is mostly in French. There’s a special entrance for mass-goers. It wasn’t obvious to me at first, but it’s there. The general visitor line is ridiculously huge. It makes sense to show up early, because seats for mass filled up fast.

    Enjoy! I loved Paris, hope you also have a good time.

    • Hi, thanks for the tips! We are in Paris now, and plan to do most of our museum sightseeing tomorrow while they are free for the first Sunday of the month. Thanks for the tip about mass at Notre Dame. We’ve only been here a few hours but already we love it!

Let me know what you think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Steve McCurry's Blog

Steve's body of work spans conflicts, vanishing cultures, ancient traditions and contemporary culture alike - yet always retains the human element. www.stevemccurry.com

Sour Mango

My life in photos and other ramblings

A European Summer

A fine WordPress.com site

lifelyricsandpics

Putting my creative self to work through pictures

Thirdeyemom

A Travel Blog - Traveling the World and Doing Good

nicole marie richardson

100 COUNTRIES. 1 LIFETIME. LET'S TRAVEL!

Ming Thein | Photographer

reframing the world one picture at a time

Liberated Traveler

Here to educate, motivate, and liberate.

Travel Geek Mag

Global. Culture. Captured.

(pre) concept - break your journey

On travel and Photography

Hiking Photography

Beautiful photos of hiking and other outdoor adventures.

The World is a Windmill

Travel, science, cooking, culture... well, just anything that makes our ever-changing planet beautiful!

KennethJustice.com

The Periphrastic Mind Of A Liberal Arts Major

A True Tall Tale

The Adventures of a Searching Soul

Gasm Travels

A Photographic Journey

ArchangelTravel

This WordPress.com site is the bee's knees

Heather has a travel obsession.

Just a dorky California lady who dreams of world travel.

George On The Go

A 20 something girl circumnavigating the globe, and teaching languages to all those in her wake.

Artist Dave White

Oil Portraits and Fine Art Paintings

Travel With Jodi

One Girl, One World, One Big Adventure!

The Art of Bosartis

Computer Art & Me

Victor Travel Blog

An illustrated travel magazine by Victor Tribunsky.

Food 4 The Soul 93

Live, love, laugh, grow...

Fabulous 50's

If you'd like to travel with me, google "Travel Spirit Meetup"

Your Future, Your World

The best way to predict your future is to create it

restlessjo

Roaming, at home and abroad

wishstory

What is CLIPZINE?

Qeysarya

BY ARTISTRY ALLURE

A Tale or Two to Tell......

A great WordPress.com site

the travelling travelator

journeys from middle england

%d bloggers like this: