Amsterdam

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Lots and lots of bikes!

Today we woke up and moved to our new hotel where we will stay 3 nights.  We checked in around 10 and then left for breakfast.  We found a great bagel place just down the street so we got bagels and juice.  We were in a hurry so we took it to go and made our way to the Dam which is the main square.  We hung around there until our tour started at 11:15.

Went on our tour which covered loads of history and some sights like the pot shops and the red light district.  There are so many bikes here.

This afternoon we went to the palace and saw where the king used to be.  Napoleon once used it for his palace.  We then went and saw a photo exhibit from the world photo journalist organization. 

Eventually, we made it to the Anne Frank Hus which was great.

  It was so amazing to actually be there and see what she described in her journal.  I am about ¼ done reading it as well.

After that we found a place to eat, and Lindy got a salad with raw meat on it by accident.  We then left and toured the red light district which was crazy, but fun as well.

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Lindy’s Comments

Today was our first day in Amsterdam.  We slept in a bit and checked into our new hotel, hotel Aspen, at 10 am.  By the way the Ibis hostel by the train station wasn’t so good, small room with a moldyish bathroom.  Well our new hotel is nice, no fan/AC but that should be fine we think.  We went on the 11 am free walking tour cause we really didn’t know anything about Amsterdam’s history so that was interesting!  We then ate a lunch consisting of an omelet and headed to the Royal Palace of Amsterdam which was pretty overpriced and overrated to both of us.

Lots of water!
  We then headed to the world press 2009 exhibit in the old Church.  I found that really interesting and enjoyed it.  I need to look up more about it online when we get home. 

After looking at the pictures we headed over to the Anne Frank House.  There was still a line of about 30 minutes so we waited.  The exhibit was really neat, they reproduced the hideaway into what it looked like when Anne stayed there, it was quite busy though.  Actually all of Amsterdam is really busy, the busiest place we have been.  After this we ate dinner at a pretty bad restaurant near by.

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Lots and lots of bikes!
Lots and lots of bikes!
Lots of water!
Lots of water!
Coffee shop
"Coffee" shop
Skinniest building in Amsterdam
Skinniest building in Amsterdam
Photo exhibit
Photo exhibit
Anne Frank Huis
Anne Frank Huis
Our B&B
Our B&B
Amsterdam
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