Monday, April 20, 2009

Amsterdam - 3/16/09

I have to say, I'm not a big fan of Amsterdam. It was beautiful but super crowded. No one seemed to follow traffic laws, so it felt like we were risking our lives every time we tried to cross the street. However, we did have a chance to get in some touring during our short 7-hour visit.

Here's the Amsterdam Centraal train station.

We enjoyed some yummy poffertjes for lunch. Then we went to the Anne Frank House; it was a very moving experience. Here's a view of the canal outside the Anne Frank House.

We walked over to the Amsterdams Historisch Museum. We both thought the history museums were the highlight of our Anchorage and Reykjavik visits, but this one was a bit of a disappointment. I can't really put my finger on why. Next we visited the Rijksmuseum, which was incredible. They are doing a big renovation, so only the very best paintings were on display. Finally, we caught the Museum Boot for a canal tour/trip back to Amsterdam Centraal.

Here's a stoplight just for bikes near the train station.

Then, it was on to Bruges.

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