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When it Rains in Amsterdam

It rains in Amsterdam a lot and when it does there are some of Europe’s most amazing museums and historical sights to visit. The Van Gough Museum, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, and Anne Frank House reside in Amsterdam and provide shelter from the rain while expanding knowledge, culture, and inspiring awe. The Van Gough Museum is my favorite of the bunch and well worth the 18 Euro admission fee. It is a crowded museums with 5 floors of Van Gough’s works and a light and sculpture exhibit that was a fun change of pace. In the photo above Lauren and I Read More

Walking Tour of Amsterdam

Amsterdam is full of life both charming and gritty. There is so much to explore in progressive Amsterdam and history to learn going back to the days of trading along the Amstel River to hiding Anne Frank and her Jewish family during World War 2. Having a guidebook helps but the free walking tours are the best way to get a good introduction into Amsterdam’s alleyways and canals. I met my college friend Lauren in Amsterdam and she was the one who knew about the free walking tours and signed us up. There are many companies offering them. Google the Read More