My trip in Netherlands, second day

The next day of our trip, we decided to go back to Amsterdam. First we went to the tourist information point, which is located opposite the central station, to get information on how to reach the characteristic areas with windmills. A very kind gentleman suggests us as a destination Zaanse Schans, a tourist town that is located in the north of Amsterdam. So, following his instructions we took a train that in 20 minutes brought us to this lovely town, where you can breathe the true essence of the Dutch soul.

Zaanse Schans is a small community located on the quay of the river Zaan. Part of the city was created in 1960 to illustrate the life in a village of seventeenth-century. The shops, houses, mills, historical buildings of the entire Zaan region have been relocated here to recreate a village-museum in which one lives and works. In fact, people are dedicated to the maintenance of Dutch traditions. Here the inhabitants themselves operate the mills, it seems to go back in time and live a fairy tale.

Once finished the tour in the village, we moved to the residential area called Zaandijk where there are some local places where to have lunch. We chose the pub Proeflokaal De Kruis, where we were greeted in a very kind by both the owner and the waitress, who served us promptly and very politely.

In Holland it is not easy to eat typical dishes, as it happens in Italy, or maybe we did not have the time, however here we ate sandwiches with flavors and smells typical of the Nordic countries.

Tommaso chose a sandwich with an extra-large meatball spiced with dill, accompanied by pickles and mustard, while for me pulled chicken with paprika and with a flavoured salad that cooled the whole. Finally, excellent beer at will.

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Holland in love ❤

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After lunch we returned to Amsterdam and we were wandering around the city until evening, visiting coffee shops and gouda shops, which I discovered to be a very good cheese!

 

My trip in Netherlands, first day

Hi everyone,

in this post I would like to tell you about my experience in Netherlands, happened during the month may.

I flew to Amsterdam with my boyfriend on Thursday 24th may, and we are back on Sunday 27th may. Unfortunately, it was just a hit and run but it was just worth it.

We have left from Bologna airport at 10.15 a.m. on Thursday 24th, to land at 12.15 p.m. at Eindhoven airport.

From here we took the bus to reach Utrecht, city that we have chosen to stay during this long weekend. At the beginning, we would have liked to stay in Amsterdam, but you know how are the finances of archaeologists. So we opted for this city and it was a great choice! Our decision has fallen on Luxury Apartments, apartments located in a residential context. We have chosen to stay in apartment to be more independent and not have any kind of connection with breakfast, lunch or dinner at the hotel.

From the apartment the Utrecht Central Station is 10-minute walk away, and from there the trains leave for Amsterdam every 10 minutes, which is half an hour away by train.

So once the luggage and we were settled, we took the first train for Amsterdam to get to the spectacular Melkweg!

The Melkweg (“Milky Way”) is a famous concert hall and cultural center of Amsterdam, as well as a former hippy meeting point. It is located near Leidseplein, the central square in the area where most of the city night entertainments are concentrated.

The building was previously a workshop and is currently divided into several rooms of various sizes, in fact in addition to the large concert hall, there is a room intended for theatrical and dance performances, a cinema, a room for photographic exhibitions and one for multi-media art events. The Melkweg is run by a non-profit organization founded in 1970.

At the Melkweg, that evening, my favorite singer-songwriter of the moment was playing, Michael Malarkey, multifaceted artist who opened the tour of his fantastic album “Mongrels” in Amsterdam. We had chosen these dates without knowing the first stop of his tour, it was destiny to see him again after the concert of Rome.

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Mongrels Tour 2018 is in full swing! Here’s a little taster of night one in Amsterdam. Come join us for the rest of the run… • • • Remaining shows: 26 may paris, La Maroquinerie (rescheduled show) 27 may antwerp, Kavka 28 may hamburg, Nochtspeicher 30 may Frankfurt, Das Bett 31 may Zürich, Plaza Klub Zürich 01 june munich, STROM 02 june vienna, WUK 04 june brno, Fléda Club 05 june krakow, Zet Pe Te 06 june kosice, Tabacka Kultrufabrik 07 june budapest, Dürer Kert 09 june bucharest, Hard Rock Cafe Bucharest 15 june london, OMEARA 16 june dublin, Whelan’s 17 june​ glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut • • • All tickets at michaelmalarkeyofficial.com // Video c/o ___ @mcbane.tv

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From the Amsterdam Central Station to the Melkweg it took 30 minutes of walking to get there. In this half an hour, we enjoyed the view of the canals and the beautiful and characteristic Amsterdam houses at sunset.

To be continued, stay tune…