2 Weeks to go ... I am really excited about my next trip to Amsterdam. I just love this city, a heady mix of cultures divided into 90 islands linked by picturesque bridges. Speaking about the friends, I am really sad for not beeing able to meet frankti, who is not there during the TechEd. He is one of my best friends and also one of the greatest guys I ever met. He is surely the major reason why I like Amsterdam so much. I am staying at Dikker and Thijs Fenice Hotel located in the heart of the ancient city on the beautiful Prinsengracht Canal, at the corner of the Leidsestraat. Great place with a beautiful view over the canal, colorful and alive by day and romantic by night. Sometimes I wish to live there.
If you are asking yourself how to make the most of a TechEd - Tim Sneath posted some great tips and also published an extract of the current session database.
And last but not least, here are my tips for "must visit" places
Stadhouderskade 42 (674 70 47).
By far the largest museum in the Netherlands, housed in a monumental neo-renaissance building designed by PJH Cuypers.
Just off Amsterdam's main shopping allee you'll find the Begijnhof, a secluded court of almshouses with a quiet innergarden and the English Reformed Church in their midst.
- Chez Georges
Herenstraat 3 (626 33 32).
Lavish and delicious cooking by Belgian chef-patron Georges Roorda in his intimate Jordaan restaurant. Excellent service.
Oude Schans 73-77 (623 13 61).
Internationally renowned contemporary jazz venue. Stages well-known international artists as well as local talent.
- INETA BoF session at TechEd
...exact room will be published soon