2022.12 German Christmas Markets (Part 14) – Flight Amsterdam to Toronto

Our time away on vacation was coming to an end.  We had a non-stop flight home with Air Canada, from Amsterdam to Toronto.  This was excellent because even with Little Miss starting to recover having no extra connections or silly flight routing on our way home to use up her energy.

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2022.12 German Christmas Markets (Part 13) – HIlton Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Upon arrival at the hotel, my plan to return the rental car to Dusseldorf and take the train back to Schiphol disappeared.  She was happy to not be in a car however balked at my attempt to leave her at the hotel for several hours while I drove and took a train.  After a call with the rental car agency, I was able to return the vehicle to their airport location at Schiphol, and gave me extra time to enjoy the hotel before our flight the next morning.

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2022.12 German Christmas Markets (Part 3) – Train to Dusseldorf & Haribo Factory Outlet

Driving in the Netherlands feels like there are more speed cameras then tulips grown in the country — they’re everywhere!  Driving just isn’t the same as the joy of being on a free and clear section of Germany’s highways.  So, instead of fighting traffic at 100km/h we opted to take a comfortable train ride to Dusseldorf to pick up our rental car.

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2022.12 German Christmas Markets (Part 2) – Doubletree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal Station

We are accustomed to the landmarks on our short walk from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Sea Palace from our many visits over the years.  Each time, Little Miss would jokingly ask “Why don’t we stay at the Doubletree?”, as it’s the hotel that closest to the Sea Palace.  For this trip I was able to make her request reality.

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