What an awesome way to end our trip to Europe! Amsterdam has it all. We started the day early with a trip to the floating tulip market, a tour of the cities lovely canal system and a quick tour of a diamond factory. Then it was back to the ship for lunch. It just happens that our trip coincided with the short tulip growing season, so we spent the afternoon at the unbelievable eye-poping Keukenhof. I have never seen a more beautiful garden. The colors were so bright that they hurt my eyes. A trip to a flower garden would not normally appeal to me, but this place was truly amazing. Well worth the trip!

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Our timimg was perfect in another way as well. It turns out that April 30th is the day of Amsterdam’s biggest party – Queen’s Day. More than one million wild party-goers flooded the city of 750,000. The streets were jam-packed – live music was being performed everywhere, and spirits were very high. 😉

So, without a doubt the most fun was the Queen’s Night celebration in the Red Light District where I saw some of the loveliest sights on the entire trip. (Ahem) Unfortunatley, cameras are not allowed, so I can not share them with you here. I recommend you go and see for yourself as soon as possible!

Kelly and I finished our last night of our trip with a slow stroll through the magnificent Amsterdam Central Train Station before heading back to the River Queen for the last time.

More pictures from Amsterdam.


  1. Andrew Johnstone says:

    I just went to the “more pictures from Amsterdam” link…Gasp!
    Totally blown away Dude.
    Cant wait to see the time lapse sequence, and catch up on all your high times in the low country.

  2. Kalvin says:

    Wow Dude, the photos are beautiful. I knew Amsterdam was my kind of place. Now I have many more reasons to believe that, besides the obvious. The castles are breathtaking as well. It’s been great fun to follow your travels on line. Amazing, as usual. 🙂 Kalvin

  3. Mark says:

    Dude where is the picture of the inlaws at the coffee shop 🙂

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