Your tips All the museums and galleries and the wonderful selection of Indonesian restaurants.
As an 80 year old, not having been in Amsterdam for over 40 years I was so pleased to see how harmoniously the city has developed so that its wonderful picturesque buildings are hosting the new additions. The transport system from canal boats to trams and trains were coping well with a busy tourist week-end. I was disappointed I had to travel out to the Rijksmuseum to find it was only partially open and the contents of the Van Gogh transferred to another museum, both due to major refurbishment. More publicity to these facts should have been given in tourist information. The city still has its old-world charm and the Shipping museum re-told the wonderful record of this early trading nation, particularly with the Dutch East Indies. The week -end was most enjoyable as I met my son there who was on a business visit from the U.S.A.. I have decided already to bring my daughter and son-in-law for a similar week end in Spring when the Van Gogh re-opens on 14th April 2013.