Well, as fate would have it, I did reach the Netherlands many moons ago. Remembering what I learnt in Geography class, I was scrutinizing the lands along the highways for any 'abnormalities'... hahaha! Manalah nak nampak dengan mata kasar, kan?? Tanah di bawah aras laut... :P
After the stopovers in Den Haag and Lisse, we proceeded to Amsterdam. I don't remember whether it was the satnav or the forever map @IPad which eventually led us to our hotel, but Alhamdulillah we safely reached our destination without much hassle.
|Our budget accommodation|
Our hotel, T.Inn Hotel, in Spuistraat, was right smack in the middle of the city. I knew that the red light district was a few minutes walk away but I did not know that business had now spread beyond that area... practically up to the hotel's doorstep and backyard... Ayoyo! 18 SX!! :P. Walking out of the hotel and into the street, you practically have to keep a 'straight face'! That aside, halal food was aplenty on this stretch, among them, a kebab take-away and an Indonesian eatery. Depan pulak orang 'berniaga'.
|... ada haram :P|
Our hotel was within walking distance to Dam Square, where the Royal Palace, the New Church, Madame Tussaud Wax Museum and the National Monument were situated.
|the neo-classical Royal Palace|
|15th Century Gothic Niuewe Kerk|
|The National Monument|
|Madame Tussaud's Amsterdam|
|Giant clog in Dam Square|
to be continued...