Men left, women always right as the old sign says… except, of course, when left means going back on yourself to Edam and right means returning to Amsterdam.
It was the one and only time I signalled correctly which is probably why SHE ignored me.
And we cycled around for another 10km in the twilight before returning to the crossroads.
By the time we got back and had our crepes and Amstel beers I was feeling it.
The top table: The Dylan Amsterdam
And I was cramped up the next day.
And did I say that we had only got the wrong day to go out to Edam as it was their half day?
Still we did manage to get a cheeseboard, garlic Edam cheese and one of those slicers with a delft pattern before they closed their shutters.
Slice of the action: Edam www.holland.com
The cheese might have got a bot smelly in my backpack on the ride home too but I wasn’t telling my parents for whom it was a souvenir.
All of which reminisces have been prompted by an itinerary suggestion from the now reopened Dylan Amsterdam… www.dylanamsterdam.com.
Where I took the by now Mrs M nearly 30 years after our first visit to Amsterdam.
Another power couple
Safe to say we were moving in far different circles and hotels in 1999 than now with the Dylan being George and Amal’s Dutch hotel of choice… George Clooney and Amal’s Amsterdam hotel.
One of the distinguishing features of the Dylan (and there are many) is the fabulous concierge service.
And here it’s almost as if they can read our minds.
Because among their alternative excursions is the Kroller Muller Museum which houses the world’s second largest collections of Van Goghs.
Blooming marvellous: The Dylan Amsterdam
And they are tempting us with a cycle around the Hoge Veluwe National Park afterwards.
When I’ll be sure to be giving the directions.
Not least to get round the plethora of funky museums. And yes, of course, there is a cheese museum… http://www.cheesemuseumamsterdam.com/.
Check out the Dylan Amsterdam for best rates and conditions and be assured that your concierge will take great care of you.
My little flower: At the Tulip Museum
And help you with directions although some of us need them more than others.
We flew with the national airline carrier www.klm.com and would recommend them highly.