Travel throughout the world, for those old enough to want hotels and nice meals, but young enough to travel alone
We went to Amsterdam October 26 – November 2, 2016. Great trip. In 1970 we remember it as dirty and not tourist friendly. We stopped briefly in 2012 and realized it had become a clean, convenient, and tourist friendly city, with lots of museums and attractions. We had to go back for a full week in 2016.
Amsterdam is often compared to Venice Italy. In central Venice there are no cars (or bicycles). The houses come directly up to the water, and on the back side are pedestrian streets with stairs that climb the 409 bridges over the canals.
There are many house boats on the canals that are permanent residences – connected to city water, sewer, gas, and electric. We visited a house boat museum.