Hotel de Stern
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... able to go back in time and see your family history I must say and on Christmas Day besides.
Our concierge Driss made reservations at a lovely restaurant Brasserie Keyzer for Christmas dinner. The place was beautiful and came with a cat named Keyzer who walked around the room greeting guests. Keyzer looked like it was well taken care of and purred happily. Aww, I miss Coco and Vianca now. Back to the American Hotel to pack. I took some last pictures of it.
... in search of a cuppa joe but the place we ended up in was delicious. The Anne Frank House was next on our list and after spending just over an hour standing in line for it, it was an amazing experience. The house has been preserved so well, although does not have any furniture in it as Otto Frank wanted it left empty in memory of all that was lost in the Holocaust. The house is 3 stories and the area where the 8 people were hiding was bigger than I imagined although was ...
Well we had a very slow start...woke up at 9am and enjoyed our breakfast basket then by the time we fluffed round getting ready we didn't leave till 12.30pm!
again we hadn't planned on doing much...we have booked a CrossFit session for this afternoon at 5pm though...so that will be interesting eek!
Again the rain played havoc with us...raincoats on and off all day! By the time we had lunch it was ...
... morning place. And after the late game, everyone must have still been asleep. The streets, which are normally very clean, were trashed from partiers (though the street crew were out trying to clean everything up).
My tour took us to the town of Zaanse Schans, which is an old windmill village. These windmills are still used today, primarily to grind cocoa beans. Everything there smells like chocolate. We walked around, and went inside of one of ...
... to see some more of the city. A shopping district as well as eateries everywhere. We saw the Royal Palace, and it is huge. It is in the middle of the city. Out front is a square with street venors, and people everywhere,. standing room only. And bikes parked along the brick walls of the palace on every wall. Sorry no photo.
This afternoon we are meeting the tour organisers and heading to our boat/home for the next 15 ...