My itinerary: Amsterdam, Maastricht, Cologne day trip, quick stop in Brussels, Antwerp, then Gent (all too briefly). Buildings If you love gentle density you will love Amsterdam. There are miles and miles of city streets like this: There wasn’t much architectural variation across the city though — if you walked around for a while you definitely had the feeling, rightly or wrongly, that it was all kind of the same. Edinburgh, though beautiful, is a bit like this too.
Australian ice cream is a Belgian chain of icecream parlours., named in honour of the founder's Australian godmother, who made the first outside investment in the enterprise.
Anyway, I wrote some blogposts about Dutch culture and history that you might find interesting.
(BTW. i found your blog through Sam Enrights blogroll)