Amsterdam

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This trip took place in Summer 2013.

Amsterdam is one of those places I had always wanted to visit. We stayed in a pretty interesting boutique hotel, which was a converted hospital (might have been a mental hospital), where we had to work out how to stay in a room where the toilet didn't have a door, let's just it involved communication and headphones...

I don't know if I would want to visit Amsterdam again, on one hand, I loved watching the locals on their bikes, the things they could do whilst riding their very pretty bikes was pretty mind boggling, I also loved the canals, architecture, the country side was really pretty but I wouldn't go back because of the weather. It was meant to be summer but with 180deg rain and strong winds, I found it hard to cope and fell sick. Also, the food was decidedly uninspiring...

Places I would recommend in Amsterdam: Art Unlimited for their staggering collection of postcards and the Anne Frank Museum (book tickets beforehand, queuing in the rain was really not fun).

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