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Amsterdam, Netherlands

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We arrived in Amsterdam yesterday afternoon and only had time to get oriented, have a great dinner, and visit a coffee shop. Today we did a Canal Cruise, went to Amsterdam's famous outdoor street market, toured the Van Gogh Museum, and the Rijksmuseum. Loved Rembrandt! The Van Gogh museum has the largest collection of Van Gogh's paintings and drawings because of course he was born here and we enjoyed it because we also were in Arles on this journey where he painted his best works. Then we had a delicious Indonesian dinner which was a traditional selection of dishes which is called a rice table in English - can't remember the proper dutch word. Right now we are sitting in a coffee house with internet because the WiFi in our room doesn't work for some reason. We love Amsterdam - it really is a beautiful city - like Venice with green space. The weather hasn't been the greatest - kind of drizzling all day but hasn't really stopped us from enjoying ourselves. We are travelling around by Tram - quite the puzzle to figure out where we should be going sometimes.

Posted by 60somethin 11:04 Archived in Netherlands

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