Amsterdam, Iceland & Rotterdam 2018

Chinese New Year trip

Day 1 – Hong Kong to Amsterdam

We took mid-night flight from Hong Kong to Amsterdam. Arrived Schiphol at around 6:00am.

We had a drink at the airport as it was too early for checking-in.

Checked-in The Weavery Bed & Breakfast at around 7:30am

Pancake at De Vier Pilaren


Albert Cuyp Markt


De winkel van Nijntje (Miffy Shop)

Dinner at Loetje in De Pijp

Day 2 – Amsterdam

Breakfast at CT Coffee and Coconuts

Walked around Albert Cuyp Markt

Left a luggage at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam



Lunch at Mossel & Gin

Walked around Jordaan & De 9 Straatjes

Night walk (Café de Wetering)

Day 3 – Amsterdam to Reykjavik

Breakfast at The Weavery

We took Icelander FI501 from Amsterdam to Reykjavik

Checked-in Sandhotel

Walk around Reykjavik


Drink at Sandhotel

Dinner at Matarkjallarinn (Food Cellar)

Day 4 – Iceland: 1st day of our 3-Day Ice-Cave Tour

Sandhotel bakery

Met our tour guide at 9pm, and our 3-Day Ice-Cave Tour was started.



Reynisfjara Beach (Black sand beach)

Lunch at Restaurant Sudur Vik

Overlooked the town of Vik

Checked-in Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

Drink at hotel

Day 5 – Iceland: 2nd day of our 3-Day Ice-Cave Tour

We started our tour at 8:30

Ice cave in Vatnajökull Glacier

Jökulsarlon Glacier Lagoon

Lunch at Fjallsarlun

Jökulsarlon Glacier

Diamond Beach

Icelandic Horse

Svínafellsjökull Glacier

Vatnajökull National Park (Vatnajökulsþjóðgarður)

The waterfall near Fosshotel Glacier Lagoon

Happy hour at hotel

Dinner at hotel

Day 6 – Iceland: 3rd day of our 3-Day Ice-Cave Tour

Mt. Lómagnúpur (The Giant)

Private waterfall

Kirkjubæjarklaustur Lava Field





Visited Icelandic Horses before lunch at Frideimar Horse Farm (Greenhouse)


þingvellir (Thingvellir National Park)

Headed back to Reykjavík

Checked-in Reykjavik Residence Hotel

Walked along The Shore of Reykjavík

Dinner at Cafe Loki

Hallgrímskirkja (Church of Iceland)

Day 7 – Reykjavik

Breakfast at Reykjavík Roasters

Hallgrímskirkja (Church of Iceland)

Icelandic Fish and Chips

Reykjavik Old Harbour

Tea at Cafe Loki

Drink at Islenski Barinn (The Icelandic Bar)

Dinner at Dill Restaurant

Day 8 – Reykjavik to Amsterdam

Checked-out and left around 4:40am

Took an early morning from Reykjavik to Amsterdam

Pure food hall at Reykjavik airport

Checked-in Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Lunch at Nam Kee

Drink at Flying Dutchman

Dinner at Pendergast

Day 9 – Amsterdam

Waterlooplein Flea Market


Albert Cuyp Market

Yoghurt Barn

PC Hooftstraat

Lunch at Peacock Alley of Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Dinner at Restaurant Haesje Claes

Day 10 – Amsterdam

Dam Square

Winkel 43


We took 10:07 train to Rotterdam

Markthal (Market Hall)

Kijk-Kubus (Show-Cube)

Witte Huis (White House)

The Destroyed City

Witte de Withstraat

Headed back to Markthal (Market Hall) and the outdoor market

Took 3:11 train back to Amsterdam

Drink at Flying Dutchman

Bloemenmarkt (Flower Market)

Dinner at Restaurant Vinkeles

Day 11 – Amsterdam

Dam Square

Snack at Eetsalon Van Dobben

Lunch at Bistro Bij ons

Dinner at Sofitel Pop-up restaurant – La Gita

Day 12 – Amsterdam to Hong Kong

In-room breakfast

Good-bye Amsterdam, until next time …

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