I Left My Heart in Amsterdam

Our high-speed Thalys train left Paris Gare du Nord at 7:25 on a Friday morning and three plus relaxed hours later we arrived at Amsterdam Central Station. Tickets are very cheap if you can plan in advance-ours were just 100-euros each round-trip. The hotel was just a 10-euro cab ride away but I like to get a feel for a new city so we walked.

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Birthdays, Beer, Bitterballen, Bourbon & Blues

Amsterdam was the 2016 scene of the convergence of the Five Bs-Birthdays, Beer, Bitterballen, Bourbon & Blues.

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