Usually, when we go on vacation, me and my wife, we choose together the hotel where we will stay. We do a few days of research and we come each of us with some proposals from which we choose the one that meets most of our requirements related to location, price, cleanliness, etc. It’s just that when we were in Amsterdam, it was completely different. I don’t remember exactly why, but I didn’t have much time to do the “research work” related to choosing a hotel, so I went relaxed on my wife’s hand. I remember the moment she showed me the hotel she intended to choose, she said: “The tram stop is right in front!”
Anyway, to get from the Amsterdam airport to the hotel, I remember that we took a train, a subway and a tram that really stopped in front of the hotel. This is tram number 2 in Amsterdam. The first attraction we wanted to visit was the Rijksmuseum. So I searched the google maps for how to get there from the hotel and I found out that it is very simple: we had to take tram 2. When I tried to find my way from our hotel to the Van Gogh Museum, guess what: we had to take tram 2! And so the surprises began to take hold: Dam Square, Amsterdam Central Station, Vondelpark, Royal Palace, Red Light District, Nemo Science Museum and so on…
Later, after we returned home, we found out that Tram line 2 has been doing its permanent circuit in Amsterdam for more than 110 years. Thousands of people step onto this tram every day to get to work, school, to friends or family. But what they often don’t know is that this is one of the most beautiful rides in the world! Not for nothing has National Geographic designated this tram ride as one of the best tram rides in the world!
More details about the route and what you can see, find here!