Easter in Amsterdam
27 March 2016 | Amsterdam - Centrum
Penny / 45 degrees
Amsterdam - City of Water and Brick
What a great walking city. Because the city is geographically small, you can easily walk the concentric canal streets and see the entire city. Your choice: travel the well-beaten paths from the Red Light District (first it's a shock! Like you accidentally looked into someone's bedroom and saw a naked person!) and Damrak and the museums . . . or you might choose to discover the side streets with their friendly cafes and shops.
Mind you, not everyone walks! You take your life in hand every time you cross a street. Do a 360 check first or you could be hit by a bicycle, motor bike, tram, car, or truck. There are traffic lights for bikes, people and cars.
Amsterdam is the most bike-friendly capital city in the world. There are almost 900,000 bikes in this city! Each year between 12-15,000 bikes are fished out of the canals! The train station has a 3-story parking garage for bikes alone! Any-Hoo, enough about bikes.
Yesterday we bought a 24-hour ticket for the canal barges (probably because the prior day Fred and I clocked 6+ miles on foot - he's a good sport!). Today is our last day (if we can get on the flight tomorrow as its booked full, sigh) - we are going up to Dam Square and find an outdoor coffee shop and people watch, along with breathe in wisps of that peculiar smell of pot. Love it here!