AMSTERDAM NEW YEARS
Itinerary (subject to change)
Morning departure from Böblingen Panzerkaserne, PX parking lot at 05:00 am and from Landstuhl/Ramstein Shell Autohof (€ 5 parking fee/day) at 06:00 am. From Kaiserslautern P&R Parking Lot Daennerplatz (near Kleber) at 06:30 am. Departure from Wiesbaden, Hainerberg Washington Str. corner J.F.Kennedy Str., bus waiting area (off post) at 07:45 am. Day time travel via Venlo, Eindhoven to Amsterdam with a brunch stop. In the afternoon we arrive at an authentic CHEESE FARM for a demonstration and a WOODEN SHOE FACTORY, to see how the shoes - which are still worn today - are made. Late afternoon arrival/check-in at our 4 star hotel. Your guide will make suggestions for dinner (extra).
After a hearty breakfast (incl.) we drive to Amsterdam to share the delights of the city. Have a chance to take a ride through the canals in a glass-covered boat (not included). Free time in the afternoon for lunch and a possible visit of RIJKS Museum and to see the ANNE FRANK HOUSE. In the late afternoon, we drive back to our hotel to freshen up before departing for Amsterdam. We arrive in the city just about the time the real celebrating begins. Bring in the New Year with the locals on one of the city´s popular squares (DAM SQUARE, Leidseplein) and then seek out a cosy bar and have one or two Dutch beers and maybe a Jenever (traditional Dutch drink). After midnight, we will meet to ride back to the hotel with our bus.
HAPPY NEW YEAR !! Sleep in, have a late breakfast. Afterwards we check out of our hotel and set out to the fishing village of VOLENDAM - a photographer’s delight. After free time for lunch we depart with a late evening arrival at points of origin.