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Hotel Review: Old Nickle

The first night I ever spent in Europe was at the Old Nickle hotel in Amsterdam. Let me sum this up by saying if I return to Amsterdam, I will be staying at Old Nickle, and I always recommend it to those on their way.

Follow this link to book a room and read reviews of others.

The rooms are located above a small and quaint pub that is clearly only visited by the locals. This initially really turned me off for fear of loud, sleepless, nights. But that was never the case. The locals were always nice and the bartender/owner helped us out of several travel pofaws we found ourselves enthralled. 

We stayed in a room with 3 beds. The beds were incredibly comfortable. Honestly cannot stress that point enough. They were amazing. Maybe that is the hangover effect of a sleepless jet plane, but I stand by my review. 

The only down side to be prepared for when staying here, you will be sharing the bathroom with the other bedrooms on the floor, as in true hostel form. Lucky for us, noone else was on our floor! So all those post pub crawl nights of consequences were not an inconvience to anyone but ourselves. 

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Kansas City, Im so in loveĀ 

Gypsy woman, you know every place I go Even a thousand miles away from home You don’t care if I’m asleep or I’m awake This fickle heart just turn to stone 

      I’m going back to Kansas City 

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Similarly to Austin and Amsterdam; Kansas City has its own city love, city pride, sign. 

Located at 1919 Baltimore Ave, Kansas City Missouri. 


Sometimes; a picture with the city sign is exactly what you need to show off your travels! 

Amsterdam; Austin, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Caroline and I traveled to Amsterdam:

We went to the Museum Square and walked through the RijksMuseum. We also went through Anne Frank’s home.

Amsterdam was one of the easiest countries to get around in; the bus lines are inexpensive and easy to navigate. I also recommend purchasing the “I AMsterdam” card that allows free entrance into all the local museums. Not only did we do the Rijks and Anne Frank we also went through the Tulip museum, the house boat museum, and a few of the Jewish culture museum.

If you have kid; check out the science center- it is a great place to make some good memories.