08.08.2012 - 11.08.2012
Well we had a great day in Amsterdam. I really like it here, it's in my top places list. There's lots to see and do, the atmosphere is great and it's very unique. We started the day by taking the tram to the dam centre (we aren't in the city centre here, we are about a 15 min tram ride to it). We had breakfast at McDonalds. At home it would be coffee and a muffin, not here! Try coffee and a slice of apple pie! I know, but that's was the only option!
We walked along the 'tourist street' from the dam square to central station. We went to the sex museum and got fries with mayo in cones (soooo wrong but Salika and Moneet were right! Soooo awesome!). Then we headed to Anne Frank's haus. The line up was long, but surprisingly moved pretty well. We waited just under an hour, which was totally worth it. Anne Frank's house is an amazing museum. If you ever come to Amsterdam, you MUST go to it! Everything was kept so authentic, I've never been on tall, small narrow stairs like that, and the tour was very well laid out.
We took the tram back to the hotel and dropped off a bunch of stuff that we had bought. We made our way back to the dam centre, walking around for a while, stopping in little stores, grabbing a slice of pizza and then made our way to the Red Light District. To keep this blog PG, it was an experience. Very interesting to see but also felt very strange. That's all I'm saying about that!
We were able to book the tour we were interested in tomorrow. I'm pretty excited to go North to Holland and see some countryside. Hopefully it's a good tour. It's 6 hours long. Tomorrows our last day in Europe, can't believe it's almost done. I am looking forward to my own bed and not eating out though!
Had a nice FaceTime chat with Darina, Laurie and Colin and my mom over speaker phone..lol Thanks Darina!
Off to bed! Until tomorrow.