We went up into the sky and then we quickly descended into Amsterdam (speedy!). My photos do not capture the stunning beauty of this city.
The reason we came: The Anne Frank House
If you buy the tickets online, you ring a bell and walk right in. The line is long and it is hot, so I'm thankful I was able to begin the tour easily.
I walked up the steep stairs into the attic. The displays are simple and informative. I saw Anne's diaries. I saw the pictures her father put on the walls in her tiny sleeping quarters. It was just as I imagined.
I would LOVE to do this, but Bill said, "Yeah, have fun with that." I love the big sign, don't you?
Tomorrow we'll do some more walking and eating. The next day, we'll take the train to Haarlem and visit the Corrie ten Boom museum. I've been reading Corrie ten Boom's writings for years and I recently (a few days ago!) reread The Hiding Place.
It's VERY crowded here in Amsterdam and there are once again a million bicycles everywhere. My bike, Sunshine, would not be able to make it on these streets and bike lanes - no gears.
I think we might have to break down and go to Starbucks in the morning. It's close by and we really aren't used to big breakfasts (we eat them when available, however!)
Thank you for coming along!