Thursday, April 25, 2013

Amsterdam Free and easy : VondelPark and Molen Van sloten windmill

Bought the GVB 48 hours tickets for 2 days for our 3 days stay..
from the tourist information counter.

Took a stroll at VondelPArk..
Because it opens early and there is free admission.
A chance to enjoy fresh air, flowers and nature.
It was not very easy to locate the place because it does require some walking.
We walked till we were tired and took a tram to Molen Van Sloten Windmill.

Transport: trams 1, 2 and 5 go to leidseplein, walk to vondelpark entrance, 5-10 minute walk
Tram2 and get off willemsparkweg but will be in middle/top end of the park.

Took a break at coffee house before doing a tram transfer to windmil.

The beautiful flowers we saw on the way to the windmill
The main reason for visiting this windmill is because is the most accessible.
Had to walk around 15-20minutes.
Saw a lot of beautiful flowers and stop a small garden to ask a man for directions.
Was bit unsure but a kind man helped us out.
More information can be found at their website

Directions: tram 1 (stop Baden Powellweg) or tram 2 to the end point.

Daily, 10 a.m. - 5p.m.
Closed January 1, April 30, December 25-26
Admission Fees
Adults: € 5.50
Children: € 2.00
Seniors (65+): € 4,50

Molen Van Sloten
I did enjoy my trip.
The museum was was average. We went up the windmill. Need to climb up some steep steps and ladder.
The guide who was also in charge of operating the windmill explain to us very clearly how the windmill operate and let us in on a lot of interesting facts.
Is really better to experience the real thing then read about it in books.
We tried out the wooden clogs and also climb onto the wheel to have a feel of things.

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