Hotel Nh City North
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Unbelievable. It's 9:30am. I just woke earlier and it was 6. What happened? We slept for 15 hours. I know we were tired from the flight but that's crazy. We have plans. That's ok. Mom? We got to hurry up. We're going to the Christmas park, the canal ride, the night canal ride and shopping. We're getting a late start but we'll be ok if we roll.
First there's breakfast to make, then makeup time plus whatever. We ...
... and find a way to rent a boat. So worth it.
Our next stop was to Vleminckx, the best pomme frites (double fried french fries in animal fat) in the city. Sounds dirty, but they were great. We then headed up to 360 cafe that offered the best, maybe only, entire views of the city. I don't have any other pictures following this and here's why... The Red Light District.
Now this place is BIZARRE. Women, drugs, prostitution. It's ...
... a crepe except this one had apple and spec in it. Spec is kind of like bacon. Really yummy!
After lunch a couple quick stops on the way back and then for a walk through the Rijks museum. We arranged a tour that was led by a young guy who I suspect was maybe 25 but my god did he know his stuff. He was fantastic and engaged the kids all through the tour. Beautiful museum. 17th-19th century stuff.
Headed out for ...
Today was a chance to get in the van and venture outside of Amsterdam. We had a loop planned from Amsterdam, visiting Edam, Volendam, and Marken, before returning to Amsterdam for the evening. All of these destinations are quite close to Amsterdam, but a world away.
Driving out of Amsterdam on our way to Edam, the scenery quickly changed from cityscape to open fields of crops, horses, sheep, cows, windmills, and small towns and villages. ...
... Amy bought a book at the end of the tour, the book is written by Miep Gies and is called Anne Frank Remembered. Miep was one of the people that helped hide Anne Franks family during the war. It is people like Miep who to me are the real heroes, putting their lives at risk to help others. It was pouring rain as we were leaving the Anne Frank Huis so we found another bar and settled in for a beer which takes me back to my thoughts on Jordaan. It ...