European River Cruise - Amsterdam, Monday 2010 August 16 August 16th 2010 Our two days in Amsterdam are going by in a whirl!
My flight (August 13) from Calgary to London was pleasant, if a bit cramped. British Airways provided pillow, blanket, socks and an eye mask; this last one I found unexpectedly effective – prevents popping one’s eyes open to peek at every noise. So I napped before supper and slept OK afterwards. The flight took off slightly late at 10:00 pm ... read more
Europe » Netherlands » North Holland » Amsterdam The Kingdom of the Netherlands was formed in 1815. In 1830 Belgium seceded and formed a separate kingdom. The Netherlands remained neutral in World War I, but suffered invasion and occupation by Germany in World War II. A modern, industrialized natio... ... read more