I will never understand how airfare works, but somehow a 2 day layover in Amsterdam coming back from Kenya saved us $3000 on flights.
So we got a bonus trip!
We took a tour in a canal boat from 1901.
It was interesting and relaxing after our overnight flight from Nairobi.
The city is beautiful.
In the afternoon we toured the Anne Frank house.
She and her family, and others, hid upstairs in this building for 2 years before they were discovered. We had the somber experience of walking through the rooms they occupied and viewing the journal itself. The building next door is also part of the Anne Frank museum and had video interviews of people who knew her as a child. It was a pretty incredible add-on to an already amazing trip.
|Daniel, bike tour guide extraordinaire|
Our second day we took a bike tour through Amsterdam and into the countryside along the Amsel River.
Chloe wore Dutch Braids
Our guide said God created the earth, but the Dutch created the Netherlands.
Working windmill circa 1636
We visited Rembrandt Hoeve Farm:
There are 50 farmers left in the Netherlands that still make Gouda the traditional way.
And Farmer Tim is one of three last traditional clog makers
Biking along the top of a dam between canals
We finished up our last day in Amsterdam with Indonesian Food (the Netherlands colonized Indonesia). Some of it was good, some of it not so much.
We preferred the pancakes.