Bike Trip Part 3: Haarlem to Amsterdam

After going from The Hague to Zandvoort and then from there to Haarlem, our bike trip continued on Saturday. As fine as the weather had been on Friday, as bad it was on Saturday. When we were about to leave our hotel, it started raining. But we were prepared. Wrapped up in rain gear, we cycled through rain and winds towards Amsterdam. Actually quite a nice ride, mainly through the countryside, but with that weather we could only appreciate if there was no rain or wind that day and not how nice the landscape looked. When we arrived in Amsterdam it had stopped raining and we found our place to stay easily: the Maria Alberta, a boat near the main station. We had booked a three bed cabin and here it was not too bad this time, that it was just the two of us, as like this we had at least some space to spread our luggage. Continue reading

BAC in Amsterdam – or Advertising people on tour – or why I tend to spend my weekends on rainy soccer grounds

Here some questions need to be answered:

  1. What on earth does BAC mean?
  2. What has this to do with travelling and Amsterdam?
  3. What about sport grounds, soccer and rain? Continue reading