Canals, Anne Frank, Bikes, Markets
Wind pierces, stroop waff’
We climbed 3 steep flights of spiral stairs to our room at Hotel Keizershof, Rick Steves recommended. Great breakfast.
How many methods of transportation can you count? Add tram, bus, and train.
Our hotel! Just kidding.
Lenten veggie paninis and mint tea at Zuivere Koffie
Just mint, hot water, and honey
Red light district
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…”
I thought these were special to the Red Light District, but they’re all over. They lower into the ground to allow certain cars.
Amsterdam is known for its variety of cuisine. We chose Indonesian on night one and stuffed ourselves with two trays of this layout.
Peter…can you get ball?
People actually live in boathouses on the canals…I don’t know for sure if they actually use this toilet.
Similar to trying on Mitch’s shoes
Where were you last December, random pile of wheels?
No privacy in Amsterdam
After shopping in the vintage store
Morning market that was really like a garage sale
We got lost somewhere with pretty trees
Outdoor market where Mom would spill the cheese
So much bread (I have to caption all of these to keep them in order, sorry)
Creeping on brides and grooms once again. It was freezing and she took off her coat for pictures. BRRRRRR
Near the center, Ferris wheel on the right
I felt so bad for stopping the momentum of one of these guys with the bike carriages as he scaled a hill.
How cold can it get? 25 degrees F
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
Smile before the wind blows your face off
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.
Amsterdam Central Train Station