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The next morning I was up early, and as Dani slept I headed out with my camera to grab some shots with the early light. The place was nearly deserted but looked beautiful with all the trees turning a deep shade of gold. As I returned to the flat and tried to unlock the door Dani opened it for me and at this point our one full day in Delft seemed to fall apart. Somehow in the process of trying to unlock the door and Dani opening ...
... restaurants. It was raining on and off, quite heavily at times, and although it wasn't good for photos we did a self-guided walking tour which gave us a good sense of the area and was really interesting as well. There are three churches in a triangle very close to our apartment – two, the old church around 12th century and the new around 14th century. The old church tower is on a lean – interesting. This is home too, to ...
... into action.
First we needed to find lunch – and, oh dear, not near the train station, where a hamburger and fries cost over $18 per person. So we explored the narrow, cobblestone streets the other side of the canal in front – and found a cute little sandwich bar with outdoor seating – and both had excellent chicken sandwiches for $15 for both!! Yes, Amsterdam is expensive!!
... works and had a wait to get in. Unfortunately we didn't get into Anne Frank's house as the queues were huge and there was a three hour wait in the rain. It is so popular you can't pre book until after the 20th of May. We did view the outside of the house. There are so many things you can do in Amsterdam. The parks are beautiful and in fact just wandering alongside the canals and enjoying the atmosphere is special. Bikes ...
... to the Hague, I found out how terrifying Dutch can sound when the people speaking it are large, angry men. As usual, the ticket inspectors came through the wagon, but they discovered somebody who was ticketless. I could understand a little of what they said, and it wasn't particularly intimidating, but my God! Dutch is a language for when you are mad. I'm pretty sure they poor kid had to wipe the spit off his face when they finally let him go.