Saturday night we went out for Indonesian food and ordered a "rice table" which was about 9 different dishes that we shared. Yum, some spicy, some not, all good!
Then, of course, no trip to Amsterdam would be complete without a walk through the "red light" district.
Took a lot more photos, but can't post them. Cab home. Bed
Easter Sunday we left for the Scheepvaartmuseum, which is the maritime museum of the VOC. (Dutch East India Company.) It was a fabulous museum, showing all kinds of navigation instruments, etc.
Here are a few street scenes before we got there.
Trolley (Tram) lines
The crying tower where women went to mourn their men at sea
Sea Palace, floating Chinese restaurant
Looks good for Easter brunch?
We were really the only Caucasians there without Asians. Dim Sum for Easter! Beats ham!
So cute girls!
Am I sure I want to eat this?
I don't think so
Jerry ordered this, disgusting!
Coconut balls filled with Lotus goo
If you say so
The food was actually very good, considering we just pointed and hoped.
We walked from here
to here - 5 miles!
Maritime museum and the ship we got to tour
This place was so cool! We really had fun and the ship was amazing!!!! It was like being on a pirate ship, although it was a replica of a 17th century trading ship from the East Indian Company.
Ship Prow Mastheads
The big dipper
Astroglobe - instruments to measure where you are.
Interactive Ship Log
Lots of ship art
The VOC East Indian
Friendly ship mascot, a big RAT!
Ready, aim, fire!
This is a BIG rope
In the captain's cabin
Cafe at the Amrath Hotel - Beautiful
Walked through the Red light district - again!
Inside the trolley
Walked through the Oosterpark
We had great intentions of going out for dinner after a rest but that was not to be. We crashed after a Donner.
Monday we met Kris's friend Joseime for lunch at a typical Dutch place that was built in 1400's. Really, and it hadn't had much done to it since. But great food.
Baby bike? All over here.
Crocus and Daffodils
Back on the Tram
First a trip to the English Hatters for a hat for Jerry
Kristine looks good in anything, but this hat is great!
Gotta have it!
Kris and Joseime
My sandwich ---huge
Jerry's BLTA - Bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado
Kris' goat cheese and pine nuts
Joseime got Pumpkin Soup
Then off to the Van Gogh museum
The guards caught me after this one and I couldn't take any more pictures. Darn rules!
Coffee, beer, and tea with the peeps
2 good lookin' hats!
We didn't have this, but it is apple pie!!!!!!
Came back and made h'ors douvers and soup and had friends in. Lots of fun. Kris and Jerry are sleeping, and I should be. Big day tomorrow. We have had such fun here. Great way to end our trip. I will try to post from the airport tomorrow with impressions of the trip, but right now, I need to sleep. Good night. Fly home tomorrow. Home late tomorrow night. Donkey don (They say that is Dutch, but I think they are making it up!) Ciao!