Thursday, January 30, 2014

Amsterdam- The city that never sleeps

What comes to your mind when you think of Amsterdam? There is a hell lot more to it than what you are thinking!!!!

Amsterdam is the largest city and the capital of Netherlands. By the time we reached Amsterdam, the day had already passed so we decided to stroll around a little and retire for the night. The next day we had planned our trip for Rotterdam which is a 45 minute train ride from Amsterdam. Rotterdam is the second largest city of Netherlands and once we reached Rotterdam, we straight went for the splash tour. The speciality about this tour is it takes you around Rotterdam on land as well as on water without you having to leave the vehicle. You can feel excitement fill the bus when it splashes into the water and becomes a boat. What is amazing about this vehicle is that it has a bus as well as a ship license so the bus driver is the Captain too. This amphibian tour takes you through entire Rotterdam. On our trip we also saw Euromast, the tallest building in Netherlands. The splash tour was a new experience and that’s what made our day!

Later we headed to the place for which I had dragged everyone to Rotterdam...... The Cubic House. These houses are made in the shape of a cube. The amazing architecture does make you think of the architect who designed this unique piece of work. To our surprise it is a residential complex and they have left a few apartments empty to showcase the bizarre houses and it was really fun seeing this place in real instead of the pictures that I had been carrying for 4 years.

The next day we were ready to leave for Madurodam. It has one of the largest miniature cities in the world and it was amazing. They have built the main attractions of Holland and put it all together in a large garden. It was a spectacular scene and kids had a blast running around with us being so much taller than the buildings, we felt as if we were in Lilliput land. The interactive exhibits and the minute details in models were amazing. We have always been ready for everything thing but what we didn't expect was for it to rain every single day of our vacation. From the day we set our foot in Paris it had been pouring every single day but it sure didn't dampen our spirits. The next day we were ready to leave via train for Brussels.