Day 8: Here I am, Amsterdam!

(September 18, 2016, Sunday) Compared to the Paris to Rome journey two days ago, the Rome to Amsterdam flight was a breeze.

I left the hotel in Rome then walked towards the Ottaviano station of Rome Metro. Good thing I still have the ticket (below). Fare was 1.50 euros and I used the ticket at 5:50 AM.

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My next destination was Termini or the central station. I bought a ticket there that would take me to Fiumicino Airport. Fare was 14 euros.

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I paid 4,199.33 Philippine pesos for the one-way Rome to Amsterdam flight.vueling

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Going to Amsterdam’s Centraal station

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amsterdam-ticket

The best ticket ever! Unlimited train rides in the city for 24 hours for just 7.50 euros.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Above: View from the balcony of my hotel room in Amsterdam)

I wanted to stay longer in the hotel to rest but I had limited time in Amsterdam. I’d go to Zaanse Schans, a place just outside Amsterdam proper that is home to lots of windmills.

Here are the online articles (not  mine) that I used to help me find my way to Zaanse Schans:

http://mikestravelguide.com/the-easiest-way-to-get-from-amsterdam-central-station-to-zaanse-schans/

http://readypackgo.net/how-to-get-to-zaanse-schans-from-amsterdam-centraal/

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Going to back to Amsterdam:

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Museum of Prostitution: Red Light Secrets

Entrance ticket is worth 10 euros, but you can find vouchers in practically all touristy areas in Amsterdam that give 2-euro discounts.

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The Old Church or Oude Kerk as viewed from the red light district. The only church I’ve ever seen that is located at a red light district.

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I didn’t want to be in the red light district at night so I returned to the hotel before sunset. Besides I had to rest for a while again before going on a night cruise.

I booked online and paid 21 dollars on July 25, 2016. Then when I was actually already in Amsterdam, I exchanged the voucher for the ticket below that shows 0 euro.

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