The photos below were from my long layover last week in Amsterdam. I lucked into nice weather, the Amsterdam Marathon, and a canal-side pub with a view of the route. A bonus was the entertainment - a mix of old ska and reggae blasting for the runners. It made for a great vibe and nice way to relax before another 15 hour flight.
Photo by Patrick Jones - Amsterdam, Oct 2013
I arrived just in time to take a bus from Schiphol to the recently renovated Rijksmuseum, the Dutch national art and history museum. Great collection of works, cool venue. Definitely worth seeing if you're planning a trip to Amsterdam. Tickets can be purchased at Schiphol & one can take the 197 bus from the airport to Leidseplein for 4 Euros. From there, the museum is a short walk.