August 24 – 28, 2017
Truth be told Vanessa didn’t get there until Saturday (August 26th, day 20) but those 2 days before she arrived were mostly for rest and catching up on writing blog posts!
I did explore part of the city on the north side of the Amstel river, taking my bike on the free and ubiquitous ferries that cross to North Amsterdam. I saw the Eye Film Museum (though I did not go in), a crazy tower with giant swing, and urban “beach” and some really cool art. I crossed back and had a pancake (finally!) and took some pictures at MediaMatic, an interesting art space and restaurant that had been suggested to me.
But mostly I just want this to be another post heavy in pictures of my reunification with my seeet sweet babe who I had been missing something fierce in the last 3 weeks.
We mostly did just dumb but fun tourist stuff like visit the Homomonument (we couldn’t get tickets to the Anne Frank house, not sure if that is good or bad), took pictures at the I Amsterdam sign, went to a Banksy and Dali museum and went on a canal tour with a company called KinBoat.
The latter was great and we were in a smaller, open air boat, which I much preferred to those giant glass enclosed ones. The tour guide was a pretty buff looking blonde dude named Alex who I expected not to be as cool as he was. But he was funny in addition to being super knowledgeable about the city, even if us 3 Americans were the only ones laughing. But who wouldn’t laugh when we are told that wealthy people are called the stinking rich because they could afford to be buried in the church and therefore everyone had to smell their rotting bodies??? Comedy gold.