Wednesday, June 1, 2016

EUROPE 2013 - Part 4 (Amsterdam & Cologne)

Day 11
Checked-out and took the train to CPH for my flight SK547 to AMS. Departed CPH at 1210hrs and arrived AMS at 1340hrs. Took the train to Amsterdam Centraal Station. Checked-in at Delta Hotel City Center (EUR95/day with breakfast), situated at Damrak, about 200 meters from train station.

Delta Hotel City Center, Damrak

Amsterdam walking tour/sightseeing.

Waterlooplein Market


Waterlooplein Market



HRC Amsterdam

Dinner at Nyonya Malaise restaurant.



Visited the much talked about Red Light District. It is forbidden to take photos of the women here and it is strictly enforced. Shows here include live sex. Please beware. Prostitution and marijuana is legal in Amsterdam. Marijuana is sold in coffee shops. So when in Amsterdam please go to cafes not coffee shops. There are also souvenir shops here.

A night club offering live sex show.

One of the souvenir shop

Day 12
Today I visited Cologne, Germany for a day trip by train.  Departed Amsterdam Centraal Station to Koln Hbf at 0804hrs and arrived 1045hrs. Took the Hop-on Hop-off  bus touring the city. The bus stop is right in front of the Cologne Cathedral (Dom).

Hop-on Hop-off Tour Bus Cologne
The Cologne Cathedral

Romish German Museum

Fragrance Museum

Had lunch at Istanbul Kebab, a halal restaurant there.



 Departed back at 1917hrs and arrived 2156hrs

Day 13
The next day I joined the Marken, Volendam and Windmill Tour which was booked online. Went to Damrak 26, the pickup venue. The coach was full with tourists.

Tour Ticket Office at Damrak


Zaanse Schans Windmills




Souvenir shop

Ferry

Volendam

Had fish n chips lunch here
Day 14
Checked-out of hotel at 0800hrs and took the train to Schipol Airport for flight MH17 to KUL. Departed 1200hrs and arrived KUL 0620hrs the next day.













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