This past week I was in Amsterdam (after we had a 5 hour layover in Washington DC due to a mechanical problem with our plane) for a conference and I was able to do a little adventuring and take some fun pics. I didn't get to do all the typical touristy stuff, but I loved walking around the city and seeing all the history and wonderful architecture.
The only pic I could take when I got close to the red light district. One of the oldest churches in Amsterdam. It also had beautiful sculptures in front.
Of course I had to get a pic with a wooden shoe.
We went on several canal boat tours and went by this building already for the World Cup sporting the Orange for the Holland soccer team!
More old detailing on the buildings.
Nemo science center. It's in the shape of a ship and it's by the shipping museum
On the right is the Anne Frank house, and on the left is a pic of the sun rise on one of the canals during one of my morning runs.
I loved Amsterdam and how everyone was walking or biking to work, and there were very few fast food restaurants. How can you not love a place that is so enthusiastic about chocolate/hazelnut spread on toast!
What a great adventure and I can't wait to go back to Europe and to experience more.