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... us both drinks from that. I told him that I liked the flavor of gin, and also light, sweet, and herbal flavors. To be honest, I wouldn’t be able to tell you what he gave me, but it was some delicious combination of ginger, citrus, and bitters.
I was definitely ready to sit down and relax after a day full of torrential downpours and genever tastings, so we got a snack and made our way back to the apartment. I think we certainly took Amsterdam on for ...
... I arrived, I was pleasantly surprised to find that there were no lines. I was able to walk right in.
In the first gallery, I viewed 19th century Dutch masters, most of whom painted in the style of French Impressionism. Here, I saw an early Van Gogh self-portrait, just as he was first practicing the French style of painting. There were also some examples of Dutch Art Nouveau decorative arts, and it was interesting to see that while the French ...
... boat. And also, it helps if they stop where they are supposed to. We got caught out a couple of times, we hopped off, walked a bit, then went to hop back on, only to find that the line we needed was one canal over, or that the boat we wanted had actually parked 100m up the canal from where it was supposed to because there were too many other boats lined up.
We headed to Anne Franks house first. And OMG. What a line. It went from the front door, up the block, ...
... lives lost to the Holocaust.
Afterwards the students had a bit of free time to get lunch take some pictures and do some shopping in Amsterdam itself. The weather did not cooperate with us today as it was rainy and sunny; but mostly rainy. We are hoping for some better weather tomorrow as we head off to Vimy Ridge and Beaumont Hammel.
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The Dutch may have learnt a thing or two from German engineering with this classy urinal. No time for doors or privacy here – you have a job to get done, so get it done, four at a time.