Travel Blogs from Amsterdam
... in his car, checked his phone, had an in-dash TV going, and chatted with us about our plans. This ultimate multi-tasker will pick us up again on Friday for our flight to England. The apartment is nice, small, and has lots of windows. We are up one flight of very skinny, steep steps. After we got settled in, the girls headed out in search of food and other things. Sarah and I did the same. We found a small place and ...
... closed so we didn't get to see any of the insides. We did see some of the house boats. It is kind of a cool way to live. They are actually hooked up to the city water, electric and sewers. Some of these houseboats are converted cargo ships, or commercial vessels. Some are just floating pre-fab homes. It was getting late and started to sprinkle on us so back to the hotel for the evening.
We headed to the Jordaan region of Amsterdam. This is more of ...
Today's activities involved a trip to De Carousel for dutch pancakes and into the Amsterdam Dungeon. It is described as a show that details the history of Amsterdam. This wasn't exactly the case but it was still entertaining.
Horror actors lead us through the house into different darkened rooms. In the first one I am banished into a cage whilst I watch another participant be tortured with instruments including a nut cracker. In another room I volunteer to expose a body's ...
... night.....could be VERY interesting!) and the Skinny Bridge. Legend has it that if you kiss your love while passing under the Skinny Bridge, you'll remain together and in love for the rest of your life. Hmmmmm......might have to come back and try that some day!
The cruise included pizza, drinks and ice cream.....doesn't get much better than that. ...
... Amanda, Gemma and Mitch and went to go explore Amsterdam. We walked around the different parts of the city, strolling through the amazing flower stalls selling a variety of different flowers and plants even though it was really cold. We walked through the markets and got a few traditional delicacies such as warm waffles covered syrup and croquettes which were from a fastfood joint which operated like a vending machine. So yummy but so bad for you too.
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