I don’t remember much about my Amsterdam visit, I blame the ‘space cake’ and the random things I inhaled while we went to this coffee shop ;), oh well, it had to be crossed off the list 🙂 Anyways, this was our city no.2 after Rotterdam as part of our Europe road trip in 2013 (Rotterdam- Amsterdam- Brussels–Bruges) and we spent one night here. It was a great crew and lots of memories to cherish :). I honestly don’t remember much about specific sites in the city as it was a while go but I remember beautiful canals, a lot of walking and of course a lot of giggling!! Ever since I read the diary of Anne Frank, I wanted to see her house in Amsterdam. I also wish to see the Tulips when its in full bloom and the beautiful villages outside Amsterdam, so I am hoping to visit the city again sometime in the coming years…
The few things we have done are: tried the famous herring from a herring cart, visited local shops and markets, been to a coffee shop, seen the Infamous street, tasted few beers and Gelato, enjoyed the beautiful canal side walks (we did the canal ride in Bruges), seen the Royal Palace.
Hotel we stayed: Best Western Blue Square Hotel Address: Slotermeerlaan 80, 1064 HD Amsterdam, The Netherlands
How to cross the English Channel from Dover (UK) to Calais (France- Europe)
Dover to Calais is the shortest and easiest way to go to France if you are driving from UK to Europe. You can use either of the following two options:
1. Dover to Calais ferry – After boarding the ferry and parked the car in the lower deck, you are allowed to go to upper deck where you can sit back,enjoy the views, eat and relax. Takes around 90 minutes to cross. Use the following link to book online at http://www.poferries.com/en/dover-calais
Post code for sat nav (Dover-UK) : CT16 1JA
Address for sat nav(Calais-France) : P&O Ferries,Terminal Car Ferry,62100,Calais
2. Dover to Calais Euro tunnel Train – You will be staying inside the car and the car will be inside the train. Much more faster than ferry,takes around 30-40 minutes. Book online at https://www.eurotunnel.com/uk/home/
Address for sat nav (Dover- UK) : Eurotunnel UK Terminal, Ashford Road, Folkestone, CT18 8XX, United Kingdom.
Address for sat nav (Calais-France) : Eurotunnel,62231, Coquelles
ROAD TRIP- ROUTE MAP
When you start driving from Calais, remember these before you start:
a) Make sure your car has headlight deflection sticker.
b) Note that the speed limit is in Kilometres and change the settings in your car accordingly.