The A – Z of Amsterdam for visitors.

The A – Z of Amsterdam  for visitors. A is for art at the Rijksmuseum. B is for the Bols experience, bars along the canals, boat trips and the Barge Museum. C is for the beautiful building at Central Station. D is for the tasty Dutch cheese and diamonds. E is for the easy navigation […]

Amsterdam – the top tips!

Amsterdam is fairly compact so if time is limited stay central. If you like quiet areas choose Jordaan or the Negen Straatjes district. I stayed at  The Hoxton on the Herengracht Canal which was in a quiet area but close to the Dam Square. A taxi ride from Schipol Airport is about 40 Euros and takes about […]

Two days of walking in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is an easy city to walk particularly if you stay in a central location as I did at the  Hoxton on the Herengragcht Canal in the picturesque neighbourhood of Negen Straatjes. From there you can walk to all major tourist sites as well as stroll the canal pathways taking in the pretty flower be decked […]

Being a hipster at the Hox in Old Amsterdam!

Being a hipster at The Hox is a sentence not many would expect from The Grey Traveller but indeed I was just that for a recent weekend break in Amsterdam. A beautifully restored canal house once the home of a local bigwig is where I laid my hat for two nights. Located in the picturesque Negen Straatjes neighbourhood […]