Our last full day in Amsterdam – tomorrow at midday we board our cruise ship and head off to Norway – was another day of sightseeing, hopping on and off the buses and canal boats. No rest for the wicked here …
This morning we passed through the final locks on the Main river, and joined the Rhine for the final stage of our journey. There are no more river locks for us to navigate; only a few on the final Rhine-Amsterdam canal. Soon after, we arrived at Rudesheim, another small wine – and tourist – town, famous for its Asbach brandy, and several other must-see spots, including Seigfried’s Music Museum and a cable-car to the Niederwald Landscape Park, perched on a hillside among the vineyards.
… must include the Eiffel Tower. We got there on L’Open Tour hop-on/hop-off bus – a great way to explore a new city! On the north-west side of the River Seine is the Palais de Chaillot building, housing two museums (not visited – too time consuming), with lovely gardens and fountains leading down to the river. There are several large statues/sculptures, including this one:
I noticed the bride being photographed in these gardens, and liked the juxtaposition of her and the women in the sculptures.