Amsterdam Again

After a night spent in our dank and musty subterranean AirB&B we emerged rested and reset to the new time zone. The day holds visits to the Van Gogh Museum, the Microb Museum, the Botanical Gardens and stops for all sorts of tasty treats. In the evening we found a tall building with a rooftop bar to watch the sun set over the city.

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Emerging from the cave

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Croissant

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So flakey

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Enjoying a cookie

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It’s a very good cookie

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Taking a nice pic

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Lovely greenway for the rail cars

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Walking through the Botanical Gardens

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A flying being drawn to its doom by a carnivorous fly eating pitcher plant

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The botanical gardens

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A wild bee!

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This european bee has noticeably different proportions to the ones back home.

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Butterflies in the garden

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Another-fly

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Hiding out in the butterfly room

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A giant tardigrade, BLACK ALERT!

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Looking at the exhibitions

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Algee or magic potion?

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Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

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Omer in his natural environment; the lab

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Leafcutter ant

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Trying a local brew

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Grilled cheese for brunch

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Enjoying his avocado

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Justin had my camera

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Photo cred: Justin

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This is Amsterdam’s version of a shopping mall

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A nice row of houses

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Canals

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More canals (Anne Frank house on the left)

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More cheese

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Bars extending their seating into the canals

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Nice clogs

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Crossing a canal

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Crossing the tracks

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In old Amsterdam houses were taxed by the width and number of windows, contributing to tall narrow architecture of the city

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Another Amsterdam street

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No long exposure needed; this canal was closed for construction and was smooth as glass

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The sun is going down

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Watching the sunset over the city from the Hilton skydeck

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The Church of St. Nicholas at sunset

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Looking out over the city

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Amsterdam at night

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Enjoying a noodle break

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A restaurant across the canal.

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Known for its red lights, Amsterdam at night has lots of orange and blue as well

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Night on the canal

 

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