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... were very low for this tour. To my great surprise, I thoroughly enjoyed it! It really felt a bit more like an antique boat show. The captain also thoroughly amazed everyone with his ability to navigate a huge boat through some very tiny spaces.After driving Tim's catamaran very briefly and watching Tim do the same I was super impressed with this guy's skills. At any rate, every canal had boats moored along them. There were all sorts of boats. Rowboats, powerboats, sailboats ...
... and bright orange streamers adorned the shops and bars, with orange soccer jerseys and Tshirts filling shop windows, but the "footy buzz" just didn't seem to ooze from the folk. Reserved enthusiasm seemed to be the order of the day, even after Holland won their match.
By this time our legs were begging, "Please find a seat" and throats for, "A cold, vino or bier." A little tavern beckoned so how could one refuse. ...
... priced ham sandwich in exchange for using the museums excellent free WiFi as I have learned that just because there is WiFi does not mean it is good.
In my original plan following the van Gogh museum I would check out the art work at the Riijks museum. This plan fell through when looking into the museum lobby, imagining another few hours getting my museum saunter on , my lower back and feet started aching in anticipation. Perhaps I will check it out ...
... who was high up in the nearby church. It was really impressive and we chatted with the boat musician after the concert. It was a real highlight.
We then went back to the Central Station and had a free Ferry ride as the locals do.There were free parking spaces for 400 bikes next to the station.
We made our own home cooked dinner which was both yummy and cheap.
We rolled into a campsite on the outskirts of Amsterdam around lunchtime Friday and booked in for four nights. We then did what we always do when we hit a new place - drag out Lonely Planet and the IPad and start gently reading about the place in more detail to establish how we should spend our time. Well, this is where the problems started! Three hours later and we went to reception and extended our booking to seven ...