First impressions of Amsterdam - loved the cow mooing while on their airport train system, the whole airport was a hustle bustle. We stepped out for a bit an then realized we could get tickets for the train inside so that's what we dod - took the rain to our hotel. Part of the crowd there was for the same trade show the husband was attending so that explained the lost look on many faces of other nationalities :) The train ride wasn't too long before we hit Amsterdam Centraal - their main train station, and our hotel was walking distance from it really. You should have seen the smile on my face when I saw the Starbucks attached to the hotel - yeah, typical American me, addicted to their hot chocolate, what can I say. Pretty unique looking DoubleTree Hotel - was definitely psyched to get their warm brownie as we headed up to the room. I will say this is one of the smaller hotel rooms I have been in - very space conservative but clean and functional. Was a bit upset they did not have a coffee machine until I discovered it was hidden away in one of the desk drawers. Not much of a view - we had the rail lines and bike stands for scenery but cant complain - overall very comfy. I had to nap for a bit given the travel and time change involved. Hope you enjoy the pictures of the trip so far.