Amsterdam day 2

Wednesday 15 May 2013 We decided to spend most of the day at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. In order to avoid the expected queues, we purchased our tickets online and then discovered an annoying remnant of the pre-digital age: the museum required a printout of the tickets. And so we had to go downstairs and…

Amsterdam day 1

Tuesday 14 May 2013 We were relieved to arrive at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, but there was some very cold weather there to greet us. We caught a train to Amsterdam Centraal and then boarded the number 13 Tram to De Baarsjes. When we arrived at our lodgings in Reinier Claezenstraat, our host, Marieke, gave…