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2015 Benelux / Denmark Travel Blog

Tivoli Gardens

Well the plan to go up to Helsingør and see the castle just wasn’t in the cards after looking at the weather forecast. With the high of 58 and windy I best stay in Copenhagen for the last day. I needed to see Tivoli Gardens which next to the Mermaid is the most visited sight […]

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Malmö Sweden

Well it didn’t rain today and the sun was out the entire day but, it was windy and cold. I wore a shirt, sweater, scarf and jacket but was still cold. I would never suggest anyone visited Scandinavia other than in the middle of summer, just like Minnesota. I first went into the Copenhagen train […]

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Copenhagen

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To Copenhagen

Well the weather was awful all day as it was raining when I awoke in Amsterdam and raining when I went to sleep in Copenhagen. It was the unproductive travel day I’ve ever had in my Europe trips. Now chance for a last minute walk in Amsterdam and when I came out of the terminal […]

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Anne Frank Huis

I could hear it was raining early this morning, it was raining when I arose and it really started to pour when I left. That means another day of indoor activities. Near my hotel is an interesting Catholic church. As you might recall I said throughout time Amsterdam prove to be a place of religious […]

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Rain & Van Gogh

When I got up it was raining just as predicted. So one needs to,do,something inside on a rainy day, off to the station, jump onto a tram and down to the museums. First the Van Gough, and I got there just a little after they open at 9:00. The line to get in wasn’t too […]

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Zaanse Schans

Relaxed a little this after all the walking from yesterday. Weather forecast has a partly cloudy forecast for midday but, rain coming in once again. Initial plan was to go the the UNESCO world heritage site at Kinderdijk and its windmills. It is out in the country east of Rotterdam and with very little shelter […]

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Amsterdam – Walking Tour

I took in a free walking tour at 10:30 this morning. Many of the major tourists cities have free tours. These are typically walking tours of a small area around sights that are close to one another. They are usually in the oldest part of a city because that’s where most of the historical events […]

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Brussels to Amsterdam

The plan was to get out of Brussels at a resonable time, like 10:00 and get off the train in Antwerp for a few hours then back on the train to Amsterdam. However, I couldn’t get a ticket fast enough because some people take forever at the ticket window. Seriously, this couple was up there, […]

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Waterloo Battlefield 1815

I traveled to the site of one the most important battles in history. It wasn’t easy getting there so if you’re ever in Belgium you must really like history and I recommend taking a tour bus from Brussels. First the train to Waterloo dose’t run as frequently and once in Waterloo you must walk into […]

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In Bruges

I took the train from the Nord station 2 blocks from the hotel to Bruges. Only €6.00 for the 1 hour round trip ticket. I was going to stop in Ghent half between but, the train stopped at a station not near the center of the city and I didn’t want to waste time try […]

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Atomium & Brussels

Shared a table at breakfast this morning with a woman from Oklahoma City. She and husband were leaving this morning for Athens then the Greek Island of Santorini. She had been to Copenhagen, Amsterdam prior & Bruges the day before in pouring rain but, she had some good tips. After morning breakfast out the door […]