After a night spent in our dank and musty subterranean AirB&B we emerged rested and reset to the new time zone. The day holds visits to the Van Gogh Museum, the Microb Museum, the Botanical Gardens and stops for all sorts of tasty treats. In the evening we found a tall building with a rooftop bar to watch the sun set over the city.
Emerging from the cave
Enjoying a cookie
It’s a very good cookie
Taking a nice pic
Lovely greenway for the rail cars
Walking through the Botanical Gardens
A flying being drawn to its doom by a carnivorous fly eating pitcher plant
The botanical gardens
A wild bee!
This european bee has noticeably different proportions to the ones back home.
Butterflies in the garden
Hiding out in the butterfly room
A giant tardigrade, BLACK ALERT!
Looking at the exhibitions
Algee or magic potion?
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.
Omer in his natural environment; the lab
Trying a local brew
Grilled cheese for brunch
Enjoying his avocado
Justin had my camera
Photo cred: Justin
This is Amsterdam’s version of a shopping mall
A nice row of houses
More canals (Anne Frank house on the left)
Bars extending their seating into the canals
Crossing a canal
Crossing the tracks
In old Amsterdam houses were taxed by the width and number of windows, contributing to tall narrow architecture of the city
Another Amsterdam street
No long exposure needed; this canal was closed for construction and was smooth as glass
The sun is going down
Watching the sunset over the city from the Hilton skydeck
The Church of St. Nicholas at sunset
Looking out over the city
Amsterdam at night
Enjoying a noodle break
A restaurant across the canal.
Known for its red lights, Amsterdam at night has lots of orange and blue as well
Night on the canal