I have *such* lovely memories of Amsterdam, as it is the first place we visited on our honeymoon! We stayed that time at the Le Meridien Apollo, and they made a huge fuss over us being newlyweds, which was so sweet.
This time, since we were spending less than a day in Amsterdam, we just took the train from the airport to Centraal Station and walked all over. Here are some pics:
Ah! Here’s one of the beautiful canals.
See the hooks at the top of the buildings? This is because the stairways are *very* narrow here, and to get furniture in an upper floor, they would it tie it with rope and use the hook to pull it up and through a window.
Our next flight from Amsterdam was to take place very early the next day, so rather than get a hotel in town, we just decided to stay at the airport Hilton. The Hilton let us check in right when we arrived – at 11:30am – rather than wait until 2pm. We took a *really* good nap right away (it’s so hard to sleep on the plane!), then got up and took the train into Amsterdam (pics in next post).
This Hilton was fine – the room was a little small, but we weren’t expecting anything really great since it was an airport hotel, and we really just needed it as a place to sleep for one night. We were put on the club level, so Av went over at one point just to get a drink…he said it was pretty nice. //embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js