This year we have been married for 10 years. The last time we went away where it was just us, was our honeymoon to Tunisia, so we were well over due. When we were thinking of places to book on Lastminute.com I remembered Jonathan talking about how he’d been to Amsterdam as a teenager and had always wanted to go back. Having never been and not sure when the opportunity for a few days away would come up again we thought why not? So last month we booked to be away for our 10th Anniversary and arranged for my nan to come stay to watch the children. It was all planned. One thing we didn’t plan was that no more than 2 weeks after we made the booking we found out we were expecting a baby. Not an ideal location to have morning sickness you’d think (and you’d be right), but I’ve never been a big drinker and don’t partake in the other customs associated with Amsterdam (any of them :p), so didn’t feel I was personally missing out.
When we arrived in Amsterdam it was wet and cold (why did we get married in February?) and so very far from the hotel we’d booked. We set off on a bus which didn’t take the travel pass I’d just purchased from the airport so cost an extra €10 to get into the city (YAY). We got off the bus where the driver sort of pointed us in a direction and drove off. When we walked into the Park hotel we thought we might be in the wrong place. It was pretty posh, and not what I’d expected for the price we’d paid. We stuck out like a sore thumb, tired from travelling and feeling generally sick (all day every day) and freezing cold. PLEASE tell us this is the right place! Thankfully it was. We has lucked out on the booking and were being shown to our room. Granted it wasn’t the biggest room in the hotel, but it was far more luxurious than our room in Paris had been last year on my Uni trip.
It was next door to The Bulldog, so I’d imagine the all you can munch part was a bonus to customers there. I’m informed that this place is famous :p