Amsterdam is a great place! Although also very expensive. I've been there about four times, the last time at the start of the 90s, but I would love to go back there with my (American) wife.
i honestly didn't find it expensive. it costs just over 4 euros to get from the airport to the central station-accomodation was good priced and gluhwein averaged 3.40 a glass.all good to me.
Oh I wish I could visit there. Did you indulge?? ;) and Happy Holidays!!!! So nice to hear from you Robyn! I am glad you'll be seeing family over the holidays. Enjoy!!!!
Ali...i've heard Washington is also nice this time of year ;)
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