Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Delayed Honeymoon: Canals, Churches, Chocolate!

Anneke & Peter are friends of my family, and we've known them for more than 20 years.  They come to visit once or twice a year, and while we couldn't go up to their home in Tilburg, it was exciting to have them meet us in Amsterdam and give us a view of the city from their perspective!

Narrow Bridge
 The canal tour boats barely fit through this bridge, but when the pull up the drawbridge sites, it is so pretty!

This boat was one of my favorite of the whole trip! Lots of the people in Amsterdam (a few thousand) live on houseboats, and this was their small rowboat to get around and run errands! How cool is that?!
North Church
This is North Church, which is centrally located in Amsterdam, just about 3 blocks from the Anne Frank House.  The brick and all of the windows are gorgeous!
Narrow House
The white bay window that you see in the middle of the photo - that is the width of this entire house! It is the narrowest home in the world, or so the owner's claim! There is a spiral staircase at the back of the home, and I can't imagine how complicated it must be to live here!

After the canal cruise we had lunch, a few drinks, some AWESOME ICE CREAM (which is really cream, and so filling, but usually "unflavored"). 

It was a short afternoon, and Kevin and I were on the TGV to Paris by 4pm! Next up, some history, hours of walking, some romance, and lots of cyclists!

<3 J

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