We had two really great Indonish (Indonesian)
meals at two different restaurants just around the corner from
our hotel called rijsttafel which roughly translates to
rice table and consists of rice and a bewildering number of small
dishes of wonderous food to go over the rice. Our hotel was across
the street from the Zoo and we could hear the lions exercising
Most houses were not set apart from each other like this
one that was across from the Rijksmuseum. There were also
many diamond merchants in this area.
More houses along the canal across from the Rijksmuseum.
Unfortunately the museum was mostly closed because they had
found asbestos inside, but we went onto the Van Gogh museum
and it was wonderful! I am now a total Van Gogh fan. Greg
already was. My favorite Van Gogh was Vincent's Bedroom
Notice that each house has an attached hoisting mechanism
because the halls are so narrow it is the only way to move
large furniture into upper stories.
A view down one of the canals. The inner part of the
city is closed off to cars and only bikes, busses, and the
tram go through.
A street that displays very "artsy" lamps.
The tram is the blue and white vehicle that works on electrical
A large open plaza in Amsterdam, all cobblestones. While
wandering around we happened upon the Bloementmarkt
(Flower Market) that is a street with a row of barges permanently
moored along Singel street.
Leaving Amsterdam from the Centraal Station to
Schiphol Airport depart 10:40 a.m.to Paris-Charles DeGaulle Airport
(arrive 11:55 a.m.; depart 1:20 p.m.) to SF Airport - arrive SF