Friday, June 30, 2017

Dad and Mom on a Canal

After we'd taken the train from Haarlem and made it to Amsterdam, we put our luggage in a locker again, and looked for a canal tour. That was the only real thing on the agenda for the day. There are several tour companies that depart from right by the train station, and they leave pretty often, so we picked one that was semi open (so we wouldn't die of heat and so that we wouldn't have a glare on our pictures) and bought tickets. The company we went with was called Lovers, which initially sounded like it would be a tour of seedy Amsterdam, but I think it's just the name. This tour had audio tours in a number of different languages and it was pretty comprehensive. The tour lasted one hour, and we got off at the same place we'd gotten on the boat (there are hop-on-hop-off boats too, which would have been a good option maybe the day before).

The Basilica of St. Nicholas. Carson loved this church the last time and basically forced us to visit it again.

Carson also told us to go to this place because he'd wanted to the last time but got voted down. We didn't really want to go there this time either so we took a picture with it instead, and ended up looking like we were taking a picture of this girl. Sorry there!

We didn't really have a lot left on our list to see in Amsterdam. There were plenty of things we could have done, but the consensus was NO MORE WALKING PLEASE from the peanut gallery (mom and dad), so we just stayed not too far away, visited some souvenir stores, and took it slow.

This picture doesn't even capture how many people there were. 

Here was lunch that day: an unintentional strawberry theme. Dad had a strawberry crepe, Mom had a pesto panini and then ordered both strawberry cheesecake and strawberry pie, and I had a few bites of all of that and a strawberry smoothie, which was being made when I took the pictures.

I asked someone to take our picture with the station in the background and they mostly captured the ground, but we're all smiling and it isn't a selfie, so it's okay, I guess!

We took a train back to Amsterdam Sloterdijk and then were the first people to hop on the bus when it arrived. Mom wasn't thrilled about sitting in the front on our way there, so she sat behind Dad and I, and we enjoyed our front row seats!

When we got back to Münster, we were hungry, so we grabbed Döner at the place across the street from the bus station. Carson met us there!

Little sunset as we walked back home (this is after 10pm)

Everyone packed up that night since we'd be leaving for Frankfurt/the airport the next day. Wow, that went by fast!

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