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... chicken, fish and cat bags. I was in bag heaven, and Dianne gamely played along, amused by a purse that could be plugged in and used as a rotary phone. We left with plenty of time to make it for walking tour number three, and arrived at Dam Place twenty minutes early. However this was apparently not good enough because other people had reserved online and there was no room left for us. At a loss we wandered over to a second free walking tour company that had ...
Finally our guide, Shawn, an American hippie of about fifty showed up, and we joined another Australian couple who had also booked the "Foods of Amsterdam" tour. (As if we needed more food!) Here is an incomplete list of several Dutch foods we sampled on our tour:
1. The best french-fries in the world (and they were!)
2. A Wurst (sausage) that Don and I split
3. Pofferjes (tiny pancakes with powdered sugar on them)
... a family friend and he and a few others helped smuggle food and other necessities in the annex. Towards the end of the war in 1944, someone gave up the Frank family to the Gestapo, the German secret police. The Frank family and the others were separated to different camps. Anne Frank died of typhus in March 1945, one month before the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp was liberated. The only one of the 8 to survive the concentration camp was Otto ...
... are moored within the 17th century canal system of down town Amsterdam There are concentrations in several parts of the canals whereas other stretches are deliberately kept empty. It is quite expensive to own a canal house boat.
Amsterdam is the only ancient city in the world where the medieval center is not a museum but a Red light district. The first brothels here were opened in the 15th century, mainly in the Warmoesstraat ...
... off the boat at the Maritime Museum which had excellent displays of
Dutch maritime history and artifacts and an "interactive boat experience" with
surround sound an images of exploration, shipwreck and rescue from a torpedoed
ship during the war. There was also a replica of a Dutch east Indiaman and you
could go inside and see how the ship was equipped and how the cargo was
transported. After lunch we hopped on the boat again and returned to the hotel
for a ...