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ShawnLiv Central Europe Travel – Day 8

My Central Europe Travel

Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, France
Day 8: Rhinelands – Cologne – Amsterdam (13 Dec 2015)

Breakfast at NH Hotel (Germany)
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After breakfast, heading to Cologne. Cologne, a 2,000-year-old city spanning the Rhine River in western Germany, is the region’s cultural hub.

Cologne Cathedral

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Cologne Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Cologne, Germany. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cologne, currently, since his 2014 transfer from Berlin, Rainer Maria Cardinal Woelki, and of the administration of the Archdiocese of Cologne.

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Christmas Live performance

Begun in 1248, the construction of this Gothic masterpiece took place in several stages and was not completed until 1880. Over seven centuries, successive builders were inspired by the same faith and a spirit of absolute fidelity to the original plans.

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Apart from its exceptional intrinsic value and the artistic masterpieces it contains, Cologne Cathedral testifies to the enduring strength of European Christianity.

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Next, proceed to the Christmas market beside Cologne Cathedral for our lunch.
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Our Lunch (Fries, Fish Nuggets, Sausages and Veggie)day7_012day7_010
After lunch, heading to Amsterdam, Netherland. Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades, legacies of the city’s 17th-century Golden Age.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Many hours later, we reach Amsterdam, Netherland. And, it was a rainy evening. Consequently, enjoy river cruises through the Netherlands. Discover the Netherlands’ stunning countryside, spectacular cities and ancient towns.

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Amsterdam is all the more spectacular seen from the water. The Canal Cruise in Amsterdam takes you to many of the city’s highlights within one hour.

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There are 165 Amsterdam canals that combine for a length of over 100 kilometers (about 60 miles). The Canal Ring became part of the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2010.
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The Westerkerk, the Anne Frank House, and the narrowest house in Amsterdam:It’s the most relaxing way to get to know Amsterdam, with audio guide.

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There are 165 Amsterdam canals that combine for a length of over 100 kilometers (about 60 miles). The Canal Ring became part of the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2010.
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It’s almost hard for me to believe as I’ve trekked over Venice’s bridges countless times and it sure feels like there are thousands. There are only in fact 409 bridges connecting Venice’s canals. Amsterdam actually has 1281 bridges, three times as many as Venice!
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The Canal Cruise in Amsterdam takes us to many of the city’s highlights within one hour.

Next was our flavor part, supermarket shopping. We bought some fruits and convenient stuffs.
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After shopping, dinner at a Hong Kong Restaurant.day7_024
Last, checked into Radisson Hotel (5 Star hotel) near airport.day7_025
Our Nice Room (629)
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End of Day 8

The Links
ShawnLiv Central Europe Travel – Day 1 & 2
ShawnLiv Central Europe Travel – Day 3
ShawnLiv Central Europe Travel – Day 4
ShawnLiv Central Europe Travel – Day 5
ShawnLiv Central Europe Travel – Day 6
ShawnLiv Central Europe Travel – Day 7
ShawnLiv Central Europe Travel – Day 8
ShawnLiv Central Europe Travel – Day 9
ShawnLiv Central Europe Travel – Day 10
ShawnLiv Central Europe Travel – Day 11 & 12

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