Thursday, April 13, 2017

EUROPE 2017 THE JOURNEY PART 1 - KUL-DOH-AMS

13 April 2017

Departed KUL-DOH @20:50 onboard QR 849. Layover for 7 hours during which we had coffee at SOHO Coffee. 2 coffees and a cookie costs QAR48.00 = RM60.44.





  

 


 

14 April 2017

Then departed DOH-AMS @07:30 onboard QR273. Arrived at Schipol Airport and had a long wait to collect our checked-in luggage. From Schipol took the train to Amsterdam Centraal and checked-in at Ibis Amsterdam Center for 4 nights.






Ibis Amsterdam Center








Pics from our hotel room. The room is above the Amsterdam Centraal railway lines.




Amsterdam, City of Bicycles...






After unpacking and freshening up we made a visit to the Sex Museum and later joined the Open Boat Cruise. Had dinner at Halal Food, Damrak.






















Damrak, crowded with tourists as usual...






Dinner here.





15 April 2017

At 08:00  went to Lindberg Tours, Damrak to join the Keukenhof & Flowerfields Tour from Amsterdam. Since we reached Keukonhof early it wasn't so crowded until its time for us to leave. 











 












Had late lunch at Wau, Malaysian Restaurant.





Visited Rijksmuseum and the I Amsterdam landmark by tram.









16 April 2017

Today at 08:45 we joined Lindberg Tours again for the trip to Volendam, Marken & Windmills Tour. The tour guide assigned to our bus was exceptionally knowledgeable and professional. The weather for today's visit was not with us as it drizzled when we toured Volendam and Marken. The organization of the tour was very professional and punctual which saw one of the passengers being left behind because he was late for the departure back to Amsterdam. 











Had lunch here...









17 April 2017

Our planned itinerary for today was to visit Giethoorn & The New Polders but we decided not to go as we are going to Venice. Giethoorn is known for its canals and nicknamed The Dutch Venice". 

So today's activity mainly focused on buying souvenirs and visiting Waterlooplein. Unfortunately due to Easter Holiday observed on 16 April 2017, the flea market was closed. We only found out when we arrived there.





Late lunch again at Wau.



Bought souvenirs here...




18 April 2017

Checked-out and took the Thalys 9346 to Bruxelles Midi. 

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