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I’m sure that most of us members have found our self waiting around airports for our next flight segment. We rarely take advantage of the brief time that we spend in that city, and spend the hours wandering the airport halls or reading on some uncomfortable chair. On my brief layover in Amsterdam, I decided to take the train into the city during a 6 hour layover. My time in the city was brief, a mere “BLINK OF AN EYE”, for what is needed to explore. The cost for a 20 min, return train ride was € 6.70, value for your money.

I decided the limited time would allow me to walk along the cannels on the side roads and visit the famous Anne Frank house. The brief time also gave me the chance to have a small breakfast in an outdoor café before heading back to the airport. Now, doesn’t that sound better than some crowded airport?

The photo I selected to post, was of the cannel that fronts onto the Achterhuis (Anne Frank house. The house is located near the center of the photo and just beyond the blue object. The church that is currently being repair is the Protestant, Westerkerk, which was constructed in the early 1600’s. It is also believed to be the resting place of the Dutch painter, Rembrandt.

If you decide to take advantage of an extended layover, as I have done in many cities, ensure that you follow the following advice:

-Have all documentation with you..

-Obtain your boarding card for the flight before you leave.

-Know the train/bus schedules

-Preplan your route and have a map with you at all times.

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