Europe 2019 retrospective

For my Europe trip this year I decided to head off to southern France and bypass Paris altogether, and to finish off the trip with a couple of days relaxing in Amsterdam.

Overall the weather was pretty disappointing, most days were cloudy but not too much rain thankfully. Towards the end of May the weather started to get better with one day in Amsterdam being nice and warm (and I even got a bit of a tan!) but I think my next trip would need to be June (but need to avoid all the school holidays).

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Eden Hotel Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

I stayed here last year, and despite the small room on that occassion I decided to stay again because of the great location.

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Frenzi, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

After a great meal at Frenzi last year I wanted to dine here again, so I headed over on my last evening in Amsterdam.

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Le Pub, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

It was my final full day in Amsterdam, and Europe, for this trip and the weather started to turn for the better so I decided to grab a ticket for the hop-on, hop-off canal boats and just relax while watching life along the canals.

After the first circuit I jumped off at the stop Prinsengracht / Leidsestraat and walked south west until I hit Leidseplein where there are a heap of restaurants and pubs. I grabbed a seat outside at Le Pub looking out onto the plaza.

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Cafe Luxembourg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

After my beers at Gollem Raamsteeg I walked southeast towards my hotel looking for somewhere to have dinner. As I was heading down Spuistraat I found Cafe Luxembourg in a beautiful art deco building so headed on in.

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