|Anne Frank Statue|
We also went to the Anne Frank House -
we saw the bookcase concealing the entrance
to the annex where the Frank family lived.
We went through their living quarters and
even saw the original diary that Anne wrote in.
|Lots and lots of bikes in Amsterdam.|
|You can buy cannabis seeds and grow your own plants.|
There is some limit to the number of plants you can own.
Might be five.
|I liked the illustration telling you to|
press the button to cross.
|Heineken. Apparently one of the top tourist destinations in|
Amsterdam. Having been to a whisky distillery and the
Carlsberg brewery in Copenhagen, we skipped it. Plus it's a
good 15 euros.
|The floating bulb market where you can buy tulip bulbs|
|That's pretty cheap.|
|Sitting in a large clog in Amsterdam.|
|There was a cat at our hostel. He liked the fish pond in the courtyard.|
|The big I amsterdam letters are a big tourist attraction.|
We went in the evening when there was no one else there.
|They're a big difficult to get onto - especially if you're not fearless.|
|Margaret had fun photographing me|
figuring out how to get down.
|I amsterdam. In front of the Rijks Museum. The museums in|
Amsterdam are all really expensive, so this is the only one
we went to. Lots of Dutch paintings, including Rembrandt's
|Margaret on the m.|
|I had fun photographing Margaret figuring out how to get down.|
|The letters are over six feet tall.|
|In the e.|
|In the d.|
|In the d.|
|On the a.|
|I am amsterdam.|
As we were leaving there was a guy who (by jumping and
doing a pretty intense pull-up) got on top of the I.
|Me and Margaret. Taken by a German.|
|Canal at night.|
|We took a daytrip to Zaanse Schans - a very small, very|
touristy town, complete with windmills, a clog factory, and
a cheese farm.
|Me and windmills.|
|The bridge lifts up to let boats under.|
|We got Dutch pancakes (delicious) and Heineken (also|
|There were ducklings. I was delighted.|
|This bird knew the deal - after people leave, he gets the leftovers.|
|Inside a windmill, crushing stuff to make paint pigment.|
|Entirely at my own risk.|
|Stuff spinning inside the windmill.|
|From the platform of the windmill.|
|The windmill we went in was called 'de Kat.'|
|Holland is very flat.|
|Me on the windmill.|
|Me and windmills. These windmills are still in operation -|
producing various goods.
|Bike, canal. In Amsterdam.|
|The Palace. Apparently the Queen came to visit while we|
were in the city.
|The Old Church. In the middle of the|
Red Light District.
|Little sculpture of a hand on a breast. Like the rest of|
Amsterdam, it's anonymous and non-judgmental.
|Crooked building. A number of buildings lean sideways|
because they're built on swampy lands. Every so often, they
level out the floors.
|In the Jewish quarter.|
|In a little hidden garden.|
|The resident cat at this coffeeshop. Apparently there's a bit|
of a rat problem, which explains the prevalence of cats.
|Here you can see the hooks extending from the tops of the buildings.|
|One man wanted canal front property|
(for trading) but didn't want to spend
much for it. The red building in the
middle was his.
|Me in a large clog in Zaanse Schans.|
|Standing in large clogs at the clog factory|
in Zaanse Schans.
|Me trying on a pair of actual clogs in the clog|
factory. They were actually pretty comfortable.
They have really nice arch support. Unfortunately
they were 40 euros.
|Me at a canal in Amsterdam.|