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The Baltics July 2005

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feather

Guest
#1
We are curious to learn more about these ports: Amsterdam, Oslow, Copenhagen, Helsingborg. Other than sightseeing-any other activities to recommend? How about the weather? Should it be rainy?

Anyone with input-we would love to here!! Thank you
 
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Ine

Guest
#2
Of course it can ba rainy, thats the climate out htere. But even better cahnces to nice and dry hot weather.
Take a look at these links of Amsterdam, which show you a lot.
http://www.vvvamsterdam.nl/
http://www.keytours.nl/
http://www.amsterdam.nl/asp/get.asp?ItmIdt=00003132&SitIdt=00000005&VarIdt=00000002

Go to: Ann Franks house, Rijksmuseum, van Goghmuseum, make a canalcruise, ride the tram, sit on a sunny terrace on Rembrandtplein, have a great Indonesian Rijsttafelmeal.
More time? Go to Zaanse Schanse with old houses and windmills, the city of The Hague with Peace Palace, Delft with Poceleyne Fles for Delft Blue etc.

If you need more help, let me know
 
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BruinSteve

Guest
#3
I hope it's not too rainy in July...We'll be on the Connie, July 16 sailing...and I want to enjoy visiting Copenhagen again...

Ine pretty much ran through Amsterdam for you...my only addition to Ine's list would be the Portuguese Synagogue...

As to Copenhagen, ...well, it's just a great town...aside from palaces (Tour the Rosenborg) and museums, my favorite things to do are to enjoy the city itself: Stroll up and down the Stroget (Copenhagen's main walking/shopping street--pedestrians only, great stores and places to get a bite to snack on...Have lunch-or a beer- in one of the outdoor cafes along the incredibly picturesque Nyhavn...Get a canal boat tour (you can pick one up at Gammel Stam)...Some folks love visiting Tivoli (world's first amusement park)...I don't...I found it crowded and disappointing--not worth the admission...but, if you like those sorts of places, okay...

Oslo was not my favorite port...We did a tour of the Vigelund Sculpture Park, the Ski Jump and the Open Air Museum (every one of the ship's tours seemed to include the sculpture park and ski jump in some combination)...Although all three sites were in some ways interesting, none were really that exciting...I also wandered the fortress which sat next to where the ship was docked...got some great photos from there...

I haven't been to Helsingor...

Have fun...
 
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Ine

Guest
#4
I will my fingers crossed for good weather. The last few years we had beautiful July month, so you might be lucky.