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Amsterdam Day 2
Today was our last day in Amsterdam, and we saved (arguably by some!) the best parts of the city for last. Erik and I slept in until 11:00am today, which was really nice since we are feeling so beat up! Our check-out time was 11:30, so we packed up and headed to the restaurant downstairs for brunch. Although many people here speak English, it is heavily accented in Dutch which is pretty interesting to hear! Erik had a dutch-style burger and I ...
... his time painting. It was also really interesting learning about how much some of the colours have faded in the paintings, meaning that some of them would have looked quite different when they were first painted to now. By the end of the museum poor Brook was at saturation point so we found a nice park near by where we could sit in the sun and have lunch. (Left overs from last nights dinner!). We wanted go have a look around ...
... eventually caused him to take his own life. It's such a sad story and as famous as he is now, while he was alive his work never gained popularity and apparently he only ever sold one painting. His works are worth millions yet he remained penniless his entire life and was supported financially by his brother Theo. We had lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe (which was the third Hard Rock we've visited on this trip) and man were we lucky! Just as it was our turn to get a table the ...
... do again anywhere, let alone Amsterdam!! I think I'll write a separate blog exploring this a bit more later. I managed to pull myself together and wipe away the tears so I could actually see what was going on, and enjoyed every second of an amazing set list and Pearl Jam at their best!
And so was Amsterdam. No fields of tulips, clogs (other than in the souvenir shops) or windmills, but plenty of other great experiences, interesting people, beautiful sights and lots to debate and talk ...
... at the end of the day so adjourned back to the B&B for a well earned sleep. Just a quick note, Amsterdam doesn't seem to sleep, especially at this time of the year when is it light at 5 in the morning and it doesn't start getting dark until after 10pm, there is always people out in our street, and it doesn't really get dark, just darkish! Anyway, that was our Friday, extremely enjoyable and Gezellig! Tomorrow we are off to Enkhuizen, dad's home town. Tot ziens for ...
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