Amsterdam: Hop On / Hop Off


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December 14th 2016
Published: December 14th 2016
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8:15 am - conditions worse than day 1 (until about 1.00 pm). Out early to catch canal cruise around to Hard Rock Cafe. Arrived there about 11.00 am - Bruce did his usual shopping for pins, T-Shirts, etc. Thankfully this time no 1kg tankards! Lunch was the usual Hard Rock fare (burgers etc). A trip to a Hard Rock Cafe for me would not be the same without a Pina Colada - and it was a good one 😀.

After lunch went across to the Museum area - Bruce soaked in some culture in the Vincent Van Gogh Museum and I went to a diamond museum and factory (surprise, surprise). Was very restrained and didn't buy anything but did see a 181 carat rough diamond. How they can be so beautiful when cut is amazing considering what they look like in the rough.

Weather started to lift a little but still not great for taking photos but have taken a few anyway (see attached).

Jumped back onboard the hop on, hop of cruise and back to Central Station to join the Scenic Amber. Beautiful vessel in her first year of service. Suites are not overly large but they have some clever solutions for storage. We do have a balcony but the floor to ceiling glass doors onto it do not open right back and I can just see myself crashing into them at some point.

Have only had a chance to see the bar / lounge and dining room so far and will do some exploring after we set sail tomorrow.


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