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Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
After one day in Amsterdam we have learnt a few new
1. The cold isn't as unbearable as we thought (but it still goes through most
layers of clothing)
2. McDonalds charge you to use their toilets. And don't think you can be sneaky
and try not to leave money due to not having small change, the cleaner will be
standing there to make sure you ...
... but overall did great.
We stopped in Delft for lunch in the main town square next to the Niewe Kerk (new church). It was a nice little cafe. We had Toasted sandwiches (toasties), and Brian had croquettes (fried meat ball things)
Tom was a trooper and drove through the outer parts of Amsterdam to find the house while dodging bikes, cars, pedestrians. Tom needed a beer after navigating those streets!
Beautiful apartment, up three flights of stairs just to ...
... to come home as it is.Back to the boat for lunch then Alison and I walked into the city from the boat took us half an hour .We only got to see the touristy part of the city there were crowds of people of all nationalities.we had a fruit drink in a little cafe/bar looked at some dress shops then walked back to the boat.We had plenty of exercise today.We said goodbye to all the staff packed our suitcases (stuffed my suitcases)the went to dinner.More goodbyes then off to ...
... areas of where so many people hid in fear. I noticed many other tourist cry as they walked the passageways. A strange place Amsterdam. Cars on the road were replaced by bicycles. Architecturally beautiful with many canals and exquisite buildings, yet you'll see prostitutes in shop front windows where the air is filled with smell of marihuana which appears on many of the coffee shops menus listed next to the continental ...
... to offer him a room should he ever make it to Perth. But I dialled it down to a hearty thanks, and so walked away with pride, directions and marriage intact.
The walk to food was over a few canals, a great way for the children to see what this city is like. It also has a greater symmetry once you're on the inside, making it much easier to navigate and negotiate. We did need to pull up a couple of times for bikes and trams, not quite realising ...