Program 374: What's New in Amsterdam; Swiss Mix; Adventure Sports in Spain
Release Date: 08-09-2014
Find out what's new in Amsterdam, including all the changes at the city's recently renovated art museums. Then hear how Switzerland pulls neighboring European cultures together into a uniquely Swiss identity, and discover the variety of outdoor recreation you can enjoy in Spain, from mountain hiking to ocean kayaking and paddle boarding.
- Nica Johnson, tour guide based in Amsterdam
- Martin Minich, Swiss guide
- Donald White, tour guide based in Lake Como, Italy
- Agustín Ciriza, director of Gorilla-Trip Tours in San Sebastian, Spain
- The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has been reopened after a ten-year renovation.
- Information on events and exhibits at the newly-renovated Van Gogh Museum.
- The Eye Film Institute is on the Ij River in Amsterdam.
- Information for planning a visit to the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam.
- Information for visiting the FloraHolland flower auction in Aalsmeer.
- Rick recommends visiting some of the smaller museums in Amsterdam, such as the ones about the Tropics, the Museum of Bags and Purses, the Pipe Museum, and the Dutch Resistance Museum.
- Rick Steves' guide to Switzerland.
- Wikipedia discusses the politics of Switzerland and the Romansh language.
- Radio Svizzera Classica, Rete Due.
- Agustin Ciriza's Gorilla Trip website.
- A route map to the Trans-Pyrenees hiking trail.
- A list of some of Granada's best cycling trails.
- A forum which discusses cycling along the Camino de Santiago.
- Information about the sport of jai alai.
- Chacoli, or Txakolina in the Basque language, is a wine of the Bay of Biscay region.
More with Nica - Rick concludes his interview with Netherlands-based tour guide Nica Johnson by asking her about the impact of global warming on Holland, where much of the land lies below sea level. (runs :48)