Sunday, April 27, 2008
Amsterdam: Day 5 -- Back to the big city
Today was a leisurely day: we stayed at our hotel in the country until check-out time and enjoyed a nice walk around as well as breakfast on the front terrace.
Taking the bus back to the train station, we arrived and ran up to a train leaving for Amsterdam, but it started moving before we could hop on. Then, the same thing happened with another train! Now out of trains to chase, we had to cool our heels in the station for next train to Amsterdam...which was in about 25 minutes :)
Back in the city, we dropped off our bags at our new hotel along the Singel canal. It was a very nice setting, but our room, number 13, was 4 windy, narrow, and steep flights up from the ground level!
We spent quite a bit of time wandering around the city, this time going down to the Museum park, which was being prepped for Queen's Day.