Amsterdam

All transportations

Canals, Anne Frank, Bikes, Markets

Wind pierces, stroop waff’

Gazelleg

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We climbed 3 steep flights of spiral stairs to our room at Hotel Keizershof, Rick Steves recommended. Great breakfast.

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Patchwork city

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How many methods of transportation can you count? Add tram, bus, and train.

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Our hotel! Just kidding.

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Lenten veggie paninis and mint tea at Zuivere Koffie

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Just mint, hot water, and honey

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Red light district

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Almost got in trouble for taking this picture. The woman in the first, lower window was waving her hands at me because she thought I was taking a picture of her. How conceited, I was just capturing this sweet, father-daughter moment in the Red Light District. What is he saying? Mom’s guess: “Honey, you stay here, I’ll be right back…”

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Say CHEESE!

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I thought these were special to the Red Light District, but they’re all over. They lower into the ground to allow certain cars.

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Amsterdam is known for its variety of cuisine. We chose Indonesian on night one and stuffed ourselves with two trays of this layout.

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Peter…can you get ball?

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People actually live in boathouses on the canals…I don’t know for sure if they actually use this toilet.

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Bikes galore

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Similar to trying on Mitch’s shoes

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Where were you last December, random pile of wheels?

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No privacy in Amsterdam

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After shopping in the vintage store

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Morning market that was really like a garage sale

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Umm?

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We got lost somewhere with pretty trees

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Outdoor market where Mom would spill the cheese

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So much bread (I have to caption all of these to keep them in order, sorry)

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Un-shy heron

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Creeping on brides and grooms once again. It was freezing and she took off her coat for pictures. BRRRRRR

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Our hotel

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Near the center, Ferris wheel on the right

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I felt so bad for stopping the momentum of one of these guys with the bike carriages as he scaled a hill.

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How cold can it get? 25 degrees F

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Goofy attachments are not uncommon when you use bikes instead of cars. We saw a few couples taking their kids on a morning bike ride instead of a stroller walk

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Windmills

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Up close

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Gettin artsy

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Smile before the wind blows your face off

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Our lunch place in Haarlem where we ate at around 3:30 pm after strolling around the cute but vacant city. Nobody was outside at first, it was spooky so our first priority became food. BLT, a burger, and apple strudel by the fire. YUM.

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Amsterdam Central Train Station

                                                                                                                 

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