My travelling seems to be on a high gear this year. KLM approached me with their mass mail, and provided such a nice price to Amsterdam that I was bound to buy the flights for me and my wife for an extended weekend in early Septemer. My mother-in-law will arrive to take care of the boys while we are gone.
After booking the flights, I was negatively surprised with the hotel prices in Amsterdam. Any decent hotel costs a fortune, and there seems to be no limits when checking prices of five star hotels. At the end, we selected a small design oriented hotel that offered two local bikes for a day, as part of a package.
I’ve been in Amsterdam last time in 2001 or so — probably the city has not changed that much, but it is always exciting to visit places that you haven’t been for a long while.