Mossel & Gin Foodbar in Amsterdam’s Westerpark

June 27, 2017

During our pre-cruise stay in Amsterdam, several locals recommended that we check out Mossel en Gin Foodbar in the Westpark neighborhood. When we first trekked to the impressive Westergasfabriek (a huge park created from the buildings and grounds of a former gas factory), we were disappointed to find this restaurant specializing in mussels and gin did […]

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Exploring Westerpark in Amsterdam

June 19, 2017

When we travel to a city that we’ve visited before, we try to find new experiences. A different neighborhood, a new restaurant, or a place that people who actually live in the city tell us they like frequent. During our pre-cruise visit to Amsterdam in early June, when we ask locals what they liked to do […]

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A Side Trip to Utrecht from Amsterdam

June 15, 2017

One of many things we love about visiting Amsterdam is the ease and speed of traveling to other parts of the Netherlands or Belgium by train. We’ve made side trips to the Dutch cities of Leiden, Rotterdam, Den Haag (The Hague), Delft and Gouda, as well as to Antwerp, Belgium, during past trips to Amsterdam. During […]

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Views from Walking Around Central Amsterdam

June 10, 2017

With perfect sunshine and blue skies during our early-June pre-cruise stay in Amsterdam, we became enamored with exploring the city on foot. Spending a day in the Rijksmuseum will have to wait for another visit. From our hotel, we would first cross the Singel Canal as we started out to explore Amsterdam. The large, round copper domed […]

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