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... and we were told that the area is inhabited by young yuppy types called "dinks", double income no kids. Another fact we learned was that there are 600,000 bicycles in Amsterdan with almost as many people. The tour took us into the Amsterdam Harbor where larger ships were docked. By now the sun had appeared and the views were beautiful.
Our next stop was to return the bikes and then on to ...
... the chilly streets a little before stopping into a coffee shop and bar. We turned in early to make sure we were well rested for our long days ahead! Friday: Today, we got a early start because we wanted to assure that we would be able to get into Anne Franks House. We got up at 7 to make sure that we would be in the front of the line. Little did we know, however, that it actually opens at 9, not 8 like we thought.. Since we were too early, we decided to go and ...
... by Van Gogh too, including another of his self portraits which we were able to photograph. The centrepiece exhibition, however, displayed the works of the Dutch masters, particularly Rembrandt, Vermeer, Hals and Steen. There were big crowds around many of the paintings especially Rembrandt’s Nightwatch and Vermeer’s Milkmaid and The Little Street, the latter almost having a three dimensional quality that cannot be gleaned from copies of the painting. ...
... that we go get some herring. Unfortunately, that was understood as an offer to go out and get some 'heroine' according to Anneke. In the end, we ended up getting some poffertjes.
As we were returning to the train station, Marie inquired as to what would happen to our luggage when we return from Europe asking "will we have to go to customer service to get our bags checked when we get into Vancouver?"
... plus the technical aspects: the paint and canvas types, the implications of objects, positioning, and light.
We had worked up an appetite and so headed to another recommended restaurant: Umami Sushi. The food was impeccable and we shared a variety of bites, much like tapas. It didn't turn out to be what you would expect from a sushi restaurant, but still tasted good.
For once we decided to spend the night in. We procured food to make dinner at home plus a bottle of wine.