Catherine had been to Amsterdam a couple times in the past and really enjoyed the city, so it was on our list of places to see while in Europe. We figured that it was close enough to Hamburg to make it a side trip so we spent a couple days checking it out last week. As Catherine mentioned earlier, I probably wasn’t as impressed as she was the first time she was in Amsterdam because of all the European cities we’ve seen, but I really did like Amsterdam. Whereas many of the cities we’ve been to have a concentration of nice old buildings in the centre it seemed like Amsterdam had nothing but. Canal after canal was lined with nice neighbourhoods to check out and there were lots of big open public squares and parks spread out all over the place. We only had two days, but I think we saw most of the major outdoor sights, but didn’t (thankfully) check out the big art museums as Catherine luckily has seen them on previous trips.