Keukenhof Tulip Festival

April 28, 2017 oceansafoot 0

Today we left for the Keukenhof Gardens on the Keukenhof Tulip Festival tour from the port of Rotterdam.  We had just been here 12 days earlier (see Keukenhof Flower Fields and Bulb Farm with Rembrandt House) via the port of Amsterdam.  Today’s excursion however was offered by the De Buck [read more…]

Delft the Hague & Madurodam Tour

April 18, 2017 oceansafoot 0

Our Delft, The Hague & Madurodam tour began at the Tours and Tickets Office at Damrak 26 in Amsterdam on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.  We had pre-purchased the excursion about three months earlier via the Tours and Tickets website for 55 Euro each.  We choose this location as it was [read more…]

Royal FloraHolland Flower Auction

April 18, 2017 oceansafoot 0

Today we took a tour of the Royal FloraHolland Flower Auction in Aalsmeer.  As the Park Plaza Victoria Hotel in Amsterdam is directly across the street from Amsterdam Central Station we were able to pick up F Connection bus 172 by simply crossing the street.  We boarded the F Connection [read more…]

Floating Flower Market with Our Lord in the Attic

April 16, 2017 oceansafoot 0

Our day began with a train ride from the Amsterdam Shiphol Airport to Amsterdam Central Station.  The train from Amsterdam Shiphol Airport departs from platforms 1 and 2. We found this not easily marked and were a bit confused.  After boarding the train the travel time to Amsterdam was about [read more…]


Pre-Cruise Amsterdam

August 13, 2016 oceansafoot 0

We arrived in Amsterdam after having our original flight cancelled then changed by Delta and we were beat.  The Holland America Line services agent picked us up at the Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam and transported us to the Movenpick Hotel.  It turns out this hotel is only 500 yards away [read more…]