Amsterdam Surprise

Took the train to Amsterdam. Got daring. Engaged my GPS tracker and was impressed. The train was going 100 mph. Eat your heart out Giacomo Agostini. I knew The Netherlands was flat country, and low. Altitude showed four feet above sea lever. At my window on the train. That meant the wheels were below sea level. Then the train dived beneath a river, and the altitude went to -80.

Got to the station. Thankfully it was still dry. Then it started to rain. Nothing to do but hike to the hotel with our umbrellas. Rain gone, we went out for a tour. Here are some photos.

Apparently a bunch of others thought this would be a good time to come to Amsterdam.

Some lunch. Barbara suggested we get a mozzarella and tomato salad. I hate mozzarella and tomato salads. We ordered two mozzarella and tomato salads. I suggested we each get a Heineken. Barbara got the small one, and I got the large. Makes the mozzarella and tomato go down so much better.

I was wondering if it would be possible to get some cheese in Amsterdam. Silly me. I stopped counting cheese shops at ten..

Rumors there are canals in Amsterdam turned out to be correct.

The Netherlands, and Amsterdam in particular, are noted for being tolerant. However, there are some things that are absolutely not allowed in Amsterdam.

Truth be told, I expected to come away from Amsterdam with some canal photos. How would you like to live in one of these houses along a canal. Open your door everyday, and there is a view.

I figured sunset and night would make for more interesting photos. Here are some.

About John Blanton

I'm a retired engineer living in San Antonio, Texas. I have served in the Navy, raced motorcycles, taken scads of photos and am usually a nice guy. I have political and religious opinions, and these opinions tend to be driven by an excess of observed stupidity. Gross stupidity is the supposed target of many of my posts.
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