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On Saturday, we needed pancakes, and we went to the Pancake corner on Leidseplein. Oh, my goodness. Well, I'll do you a review, but if we just say that I don't think any of us even thought about lunch? Highly recommended. The service was even OK.
N, T and C all wanted to go to the Anne Frank House. I really didn't - I never really recovered from the school trip to Auswitch, and an hour in a line didn't appeal either. So I wandered off with a promise that they'd call me when they were done. I love wandering, and there were a few places I'd missed last time.
First, I went to the Niewkirk to see the Hidden Afghanistan exhibition. I was a bit cross with myself because I forgot my museumkaart and had to pay in, but the exhibition was fascinating.
I settled down in a cafe opposite the Anne Frank house, which I thought would be easy for meeting the others. Two hot chocolates, a beer, and a plate of Bitterballen later, I wondered where they were. It turned out that when N had texted to say they were finished she had forgotten to press +44 in front of my number and I got all five texts she sent the next day in the Heathrow passport line.
The gang had settled in in the Greenhouse, drinking fresh mint tea and hanging out. Yes, the greenhouse is that sort of a cafe. No, I didn't - I can get silly enough on fresh air, so I avoid cake - people who are allergic to Sudafed cough mix shouldn't eat that stuff! I just stuck to the tea, which is lovely. Of course, just being around that stuff is enough to make me pretty laid back, so it was a much quieter evening than I'd planned to have. Me and the others had some noodles in the Walk to WOk and then ended up in St Christopher's hostel bar. I'd really recommend it. You can't pretend that it's authentic Dutch, but it's really laid back, full of fun people, and the drinks are cheap. I had a great night, and I think the others did too.