Trans4mind Home Page
~ Making the Human Heart Visible ~

Looking for a better life?

Our online, interactive video workshops present the most effective methods of holistic personal development, combined with personal support from expert life coaches.

Explore Article Library


Let Your Vacation Bloom in Amsterdam!

By Steven Wallace

Ah yes, Amsterdam - the city of tulips, the city of blooming festivals of color and fragrance in the springtime. However, when you travel to Amsterdam, you'll also find a teeming center of finance and culture, rivaling other European capitals. Begun as a tiny fishing village about 1200 AD, Amsterdam has grown into the capital of the Netherlands, the country that is still, today, called "Holland by many tourists unfamiliar with the fact that Holland is actually a geographical area within the Netherlands.

Regardless of what you call the country, an Amsterdam holiday can be designed according to any budget, with quality hotels in various price ranges (see http://www.hoteldetective.net/Town/EN/Amsterdam-Hotels.htm) and a myriad of sights and attractions.

If you're interested in Amsterdam on a discount budget, you might consider staying at the Golden Tulip Amsterdam - Zaandam, available for as little as $125 per night, depending upon the time of year. Close to the railway station, the Golden Tulip puts the city center just a quick, 12-minute ride away, and it's situated right in the center of many of the city's most popular attractions: museums, shopping, and even windmills and world-famous cheese markets.

With an in-house restaurant, internet access in every room, and children under 3 staying for free, you get excellent value for your money. Especially attractive to visitors is the varied breakfast selection provided by the hotel - labeled by one customer as "a vast array of tasty foods from which to choose."

Along with the great price at the Golden Tulip, a budget Amsterdam vacation is sure to include the All Day Canal Bus Pass, valid from the time purchased until noon the following day. With Amsterdam being a city of canals, travel to a wide range of sights couldn't be easier - see the Rijksmuseum, an extravaganza of arts such as the famous Netherlands dollhouses, Delftware, and even an interactive exhibition of masterpieces by some of the greatest 17th century masters: Hals, Steen, Vermeer, and Rembrandt. With the Canal Pass covering three different routes, you can climb off at any of the 14 stops, stay as long as you like, and then climb back on for a peaceful canal run to the next attraction of your choice.

On the other hand, if you're planning an extravaganza of your own for your Amsterdam holiday, consider staying at the Hotel Pulitzer, a virtual art gallery of its own, located right in scenic downtown Amsterdam and near Dam Square and the Royal Palace. Another top of the line accommodation you might return to after a fun day of sightseeing is the Dylan Hotel Amsterdam, located inside a delightfully quaint 17th century historic landmark, but having an almost pop-modern aspect to its decor. Sophisticated and welcoming at the same time, the Dylan is close to several of the most notable attractions, including the Anne Frank House and the Van Gogh Museum.

Any of these hotels provides easy access to a classic European night on the town, with one of the most enchanting options being a five-course dinner cruise aboard a luxurious motor launch, meandering along romantically illuminated nighttime Amsterdam canals. Another popular choice is the Leidseplein Theater, where you can take in the shows of Boom Chicago, a performance group known for quick wit, humor, and outstanding improvisation generated, in part, by audience suggestion. One item to note should you be considering a family vacation: cannabis, or marijuana, is legal in Amsterdam and is smoked openly in pubs and cafes throughout the city.

Whether you are carefully watching your vacation budget or you're letting it all hang out, Amsterdam will surely provide you with memories as varied as the colors of tulips in spring...and don't forget to take some of those colors home with a visit the many flowermarkets - find dried cut blooms, live plants, or even some dormant tulip bulbs. Plant them in your flower beds at home, and let memories of your Amsterdam vacation bloom anew each year.

About The Author

Steven Wallace is a savvy travel writer. He now writes for several travel websites including http://www.hoteldetective.net. Freely log into our website for more information related to hotels, travel, Amsterdam, etc. You may freely reprint this article on your website or in your newsletter provided this courtesy notice and the author name and URL remain intact.


AND EXPLORE...

Addictions
Astrology
Careers & Employment
Communication
Creativity
Dating
Depression
Diabetes
Diets
Divorce
Education
Environment
Ethics
Exercise
Family
Goal-Setting
Grief & Loss
Happiness
Health
Kids & Teens
Leadership
Love
Marriage
Meditation
Nutrition
Organizing
Parenting
Psychology
Public Speaking
Relationships
Schools
Self Help
Self Improvement & Motivation
Sexual Relations
Spirituality
Stress Management
Travel and Leisure
Women
Writing


From our extensive site, you'll find good info on many topics using this search:

Support your personal development with these popular and effective hypnosis downloads...

  • Public Speaking Fear ~ Banish speaking anxiety and nerves with hypnosis.
  • Motivate Yourself to Exercise ~ Build a powerful exercise habit that you can't break.
  • Get Rid of Fear & Anxiety ~ Stop worry and apprehension wrecking your life.
  • Self Esteem ~ Break the negative trance of low self esteem and give yourself a chance in life.
  • Create Your Own Reality ~ Use the power of your unconscious mind to transform your life.
  • Deeper Self Respect ~ Use hypnosis to connect with your true inner worth.
  • Detach From Fear ~ Tune out nervousness and anxiety with hypnosis.
  • Improving Concentration and Focus ~ Learn how to discipline, direct and command your mind to improve your performance.
  • Exercise Motivation ~ Give you powerful keys to getting back on track with your exercise - and staying there.
  • Overcoming Shyness ~ Provides an invisible security blanket allowing you to develop social ease and overcome shyness.
  • Quick Confidence Booster ~ An audio hypnosis session that's specifically designed to get you (quickly!) back on track.
  • Stop Negative Thoughts ~ Learn powerful hypnotic techniques to stop negative thoughts before they start.
  • Overcoming Procrastination ~ Let hypnosis help you get on with what you need to do, when you need to do it. Let nothing hold you back.
  • Think Thin ~ Use hypnosis to re-train your brain and lose weight naturally... that's how to get and stay slim.
  • Fall Asleep Fast ~ Relearn how to fall asleep fast and enjoy a good night's sleep.
  • The Next Level ~ Designed to radically boost your performance in any field. It's based on a technique used by top athletes and other successful people to help them make a big stride forward.
This is our selection of favorites, but there's a session for every need! Choose from over 800 Hypnosis Downloads...
Search now on an issue that interests or concerns you...
 
Get a free Hypnosis Download at Facebook
Copyright © 1997-2016 Trans4mind Ltd