Today was my last day in Brussels, left the Hostel and made my way into the city centre to look at Autoworld which is located in Parc du Cinquantenaire. Firstly the park is stunning, like all parks and open places in Brussels there isn't a piece of grass out of place, so well presented.
I spend the next 2 hours wondering around the Autoworld museum which displays over 300 cars from the late 1890's to today. A real incredible place to visit if your into motors obviously and to see 1st hand just how the auto industry developed, I loved it. Could have happily drove a few of those cars out of there if the chance showed itself.
From there I set my navigation system to Amsterdam and began the 2:15 hour drive arriving in Holland at approx. 4pm where I got to my Hotel and unpacked my bag in MY OWN hotel room for the first time this trip. Yay, no sharing rooms or bathrooms, I have my own private area!!
Similar to Brussels, I'm staying just outside Amsterdam central, around a 20-25 min bus and train journey in total. Finding a hotel in my price range with car accommodation was next to impossible in the actual centre.
I've booked the hotel bus for 10:30am tomorrow morning ready to hit the town. So much to see on my list including Van Gough and Rembrandt museums, Anne Frank Museum and it wouldn't be a trip to Holland without seeing a real working Windmill. Supposidly their is only 8 actual working windmills now operating in Holland, so I've picked the one with a brewery next door, in case it's thirsty work.
Camera is charged and looking ready for a busy day tomorrow although I think the weather may be a bit touch and go.........
Oh, and Dad I averaged 28.4 MPG on my trip from Brussels to Amsterdam on the Motorways, pretty good going for the big V10 beast. It'll be a LOT worse than that when I hit Germany