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Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
We survived the first night in our boat house on the Grootkade Canal. More importantly Deb was still alive when I woke up despite her coughing all night long. The beds were pretty good as I slept well again with the on-going wheezing coming from my chest. Hopefully we'll all be better by the time we hit Paris on Friday.
Deborah just couldn't do the walkabout today, so she stayed behind while T&J and I made our way to the ...
... of interesting information about the architecture, the Red Light District, the Royal Family, drugs, etc. Two things I found very interesting dealt with the drug use and the Red Light District. His information regarding drug use focused on marijuana and heroin. Apparently, it is illegal to smoke marijuana in public, but Amsterdam used to have such a horrible issue with people abusing heroin, that the police decided to focus on cleaning up that ...
... so far! We arrived around 11.30am, and were ready to explore as much as possible in the 6 hours we had! We headed for a tourbus, which took us all around the city and pointed out which attractions could be found near each stop. We headed straight for a windmill, as it is such a classic symbol of Holland, and then found a big market slightly off the tourist path, which was good to see how the Dutch live. We grabbed some chips, got talked at in Dutch (with no way to ...
... then settled in for the
This morning I drew on my emergency kit for the cold
medicine I stashed. My goal was to just
take it easy and tour the Rijksmuseum, the Netherlands biggest and best which has
been under renovation for the last several years and only reopened this
year. Jump the tram, make one change and
I’m dropped right in front of the museum.
There’s a line ...
... and see if there was something we could jump on. None of the cruises jumped out at us, they all seemed pretty similar and very touristy rather than nice and relaxing, so instead we went for a walk around the streets. We walked through lots of little streets that were full of restaurants, bars and coffeeshops. And bikes of course! We passed a few places that we might like to go to, then as we walked around we walked through the red light district. Well actually the whole area ...