:: The canals.
We took a boat tour of the canals. Great introduction to the city.
:: Canal houses.
Tall, skinny and unmistakeably Dutch. Read more here.
Everywhere. Everyone rides a bicycle~ old, rusty, loved, cruisers, with bells to be exact. It was amazing. I've never seen anything like it. I read that in 2006 there were nearly 500,000 bicycles in Amsterdam. I believe it.
On Saturday evening my thoughtful husband insisted I go to The Van Gogh Museum - he tucked the girls in bed and hung out at the apartment. It was magnificent. Next time I hope to visit the Anne Frank House. Read about more Amsterdam musesums here.
:: Design, arcitecture, color.
These are apartments made out of shipping containers. Do you see what I see? A quilt! Read more about container housing here.
:: Dutch pancakes.
Sorta like a cross between a Dutch Baby and a regular old pancake. They come in sweet and savory versions. Both delicous.
:: Cutest store I've ever seen.
Fairytaleshop. Naturally it was closed. But I could shop it on line. You could too.
:: The best souvenirs in Europe.
I bought so much the store clerk gave me a free clog bank.