My second day in Amsterdam

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After a good sleep and a breakfast I walked into Amsterdam to see a lot. Slowly I walked on the prinsengracht  to see the Anne Frank house. But when I arrived there it was closed for maintenance. They are doing something with climate control. It was not going to open there doors before 1 o’clock.

I decided to walk to the Dam and see this first. I met Wendy there and we talked a little bit. She was going to meet Renske over there for shopping.

I took a tram to the Leidscheplein and had my lunch there. After lunch I walked again along the Prinsengracht to the Anne Frank house. At the westertoren there has been an accident. A bus hit a pedestrian very hard and he was moved to a hospital. The official photographer talked to me and told me that the pedestrian did not watch out and walked through a red light.

A lot of people do that. Now I have seen that it is very dangerous. That day I pushed every button and waited for the green light.

After this I went to the Anne Frank house and had to line up. There were already a lot of people waiting. But after 45 minutes I entered the house. Inside is was not crowdie at all, but the story what happened there does something to you. After an hour I left the building and I bought a little book that tells you a lot what happened there. I did not buy the diary.

After seeing this I walked along the “grachten” (canals) and walked through the “kalverstraat”. At 4 o’clock Johan called me were we would meet.

Wendy left, johan had tears in his eyes :) :)
I discussed this already with Wendy and the meeting was at
5 o’clock at the dam. I was there to early, so I watched policemen checking cars for something. Strange to see that. Johan arrived and a few moments later also Wendy. Max and Suat had to cancel, so the minigroup was complete. We choose to eat at La Boca, an Argentinean restaurant. Wendy was not that hungry, so she had only soup. Johan and I were going for a steak. Because Wendy had to leave this evening to Leeuwarden, we walked to the train station for an ice-cream. Then we brought Wendy to her train and had to say goodbye to her. Johan had tears in his eyes…..hahaha

 

Johan and I left the station and walked half an hour along the grachten of Amsterdam, till we arrived add the vondelpark. There we said goodbye and I left to my hotel again. This time I did find it in 5 minutes J. While I was walking Wendy called to tell me that she has missed her train to Leeuwarden. Bad news but what can you do about it. She had to wait for 30 minutes. I slept that night from 11 till 8 o’clock, because I was a little bit tired cause of the walking.

tvillingmarit says:
Oh your photos reminds me of how beautiful Amsterdam is
Posted on: Mar 25, 2008
pk313 says:
Nice photos with nice friends!!
here is what I have lost
grrrrrrr!!!!
Posted on: Mar 16, 2008
Wendyveer says:
Heeey, very nice to read....great pics about Amsterdam!
Posted on: Mar 16, 2008
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My hostel / hotel
My hostel / hotel
Wendy left, johan had tears in his…
Wendy left, johan had tears in hi…
Here I had dinner with Wendy and J…
Here I had dinner with Wendy and …
Het stedelijk museum, temparary mo…
Het stedelijk museum, temparary m…
Waiting for TravBuddys ??
Waiting for TravBuddy's ??
De Jordaan
De Jordaan
Cruising through de grachten
Cruising through "de grachten"
Anne Frank house
Anne Frank house
The sign that the museum was close…
The sign that the museum was clos…
Westertower
Westertower
Monument at the dam
Monument at the dam
Madame Tussaud
Madame Tussaud
Living statue at the dam
Living statue at the dam
Me at the dam
Me at the dam
A lot of pigeons
A lot of pigeons
Leidscheplein
Leidscheplein
Leidsche plein
Leidsche plein
Inspection after the bus accident.
Inspection after the bus accident.
Westertoren
Westertoren
Statue of Anne Frank
Statue of Anne Frank
You can make a tour through amster…
You can make a tour through amste…
The Kalverstraat
The Kalverstraat
Minttower
Minttower
Spui
Spui
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