Amsterdam Day 1: Thursday 2nd April

We caught a short afternoon flight over to Amsterdam for the Easter weekend.   We flew with British Airways, which was different to our usual EasyJet, and we actually got given a drink and a snack!    Lots of nice views out the windows, of the English countryside, and of general smoggyness.  Saw a whole bunch of wind turbines in the ocean.  An offshore windfarm.  It looked quite surreal.

Hazy as over England
Hazy as over England
Excited!
Excited!
So cloudy :<
So cloudy :<
Freakin wind turbines in the ocean!!!
Look closely:  Freakin wind turbines in the ocean!!!
Tiny bottles of wine
Tiny bottles of wine
The coast of the Netherlands
The coast of the Netherlands
The road goes under the water
The road goes under the water
Wiggly roads
Wiggly roads
Plane is taped together.  Duct tape fixes everything...?
Plane is taped together. Duct tape fixes everything…?

 

A easy trip in to town via the railway then the subway, to our adorable air b n b apartment, on one of the canals.

We wandered the canals in the dusk, past cute, cute little houses, and many bicycles.

Steam and sky
Steam and sky
By the Centraal Station
By the Centraal Station

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We stayed on this canal
We stayed on this canal
Dale on a bridge
Dale on a bridge
Easter window display... a little bit creepy
Easter window display… a little bit creepy
Night time
Night time

I know that bicycles are a thing here, but knowing and seeing are different. There are tons of cycle lanes, which is cool.  Roundabouts have a dedicated separate cycle lane around the outside.  There are cycles locked up everywhere. There are plenty of cycle parks, but still, not enough.  Cycles on all the front fences, cycles lined up on the footpath.
We went out to dinner at a restaurant recommended to us by our host.  It was quite cool.  It was well known for it’s cocktails, so we had to try, and they were delishuz. I had a ginger and pear one, and it was the most gingery drink I had ever had.  Fiery as!

The most delishuz pear and ginger cocktail...that is not pineapple on the side of the glass
The most delishuz pear and ginger cocktail…that is not pineapple on the side of the glass
Foods
Foods

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Flaming Dessert
Flaming Dessert
Canal by night
Canal by night

Dinner was delishuz, though service got exceptionally slow after our mains, and it took forever to get dessert then the bill. They also called meringue pavlova, which turned out to be very disappointing for me.

 

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