Three days in Amsterdam - Rijksmuseum - Van Gogh - Canal Cruise - Annual Tulip Festival - 8K Ultra
The visit to Amsterdam would start with the bad news the KLM had lost one of our checked bags on a direct flight from San Francisco to Amsterdam. We weren't the only ones on the flight that suffered the same fate. As I mentioned in the video under Travel Tips, ALWAYS split clothes between checked bags if you are taking more than one suitcase. That way if your luggage is lost, you might have enough to get by.
I also mentioned in the video that I would like to thank the efforts made by the employees of Holland America and the Hard Rock Cafe of Amsterdam to help us deal with the lost luggage. Of course neither of those companies were involved in the luggage being lost, I felt they were much more helpful than KLM which did misplace the luggage for 6 days.
00:15 - San Francisco International Airport
00:28 - Travel tip #1 - Luggage - Non Stop Flight
00:42 - Amsterdam Canals
01:09 - Tour boats in the Canals
01:40 - Nighttime in Amsterdam
01:59 - Van Gogh Museum - Sunflowers - Self Portraits - Dutch art
02:29 - the Rijksmuseum - Home of the Rembrandts - The Night Watch - Dutch Masters - Bartolomeo Ammanati red wax model - Dogs Playing Poker
04:27 - Pancake Corner
04:50 - IJmuiden Sea Lock
05:19 - Sunrise in Amsterdam
05:44 - NEMO Science Museum
06:07 - Amsterdam Keukenhof Tulip festival
06:50 - Amsterdam Centraal Bus & Train station
07:20 - Travel tip #2 - Watch out for the bikes
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