“ Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle.

Amsterdam, AKA Pedestrian Hell

Amsterdam is a beautiful city, but very difficult for pedestrians to get around, as they have the least rights on the streets and walkways.  

It was extremely hot while we were here.  Janyll and James braved the heat to see the city, but Kaylie, Jolly and I opted for a day off.  We did all go out on a 2nd day there, especially enjoying a boat ride on the canals, away from the bicyclists.

Our Airbnb apartment was nice, in a pretty and very active part of town. The restaurant and pub just across a narrow lane gathered speed as the evening wore on and the happy, drunken, loud revelers continued their fun until 2:00 a.m. I know, I know, my age is showing!


No, this is not the Jumbo Restaurant in Hong Kong, but it sure looks like it.


Home of Anne Frank.  The two days we were in Amsterdam there were no tickets for the Van Gogh Museum or Anne Frank House.


Those are some big shoes to fill, Jolly.  Notice the metal structure in the background?  Those are bicycle parking garages.


Jolly, Kaylie and I wait with the luggage for Janyll and James to retrieve the car from the parking garage about a 20 minute walk from the apartment.  Off we head to Rudeshiem, Germany.