Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Highlights of Amsterdam

Amsterdam was quite nice, as we were able to relax and do things at a relaxed pace. We didn't take that many pictures because photos couldn't convey some of the amazing things we saw. We did however bring back many nice memories.

We walked around taking random pictures.

We visited the famous Cat boat. The poezenboot. It's a small cat shelter that is run totally on donations. There were a few cats there that were seriously hurt or abused. The one Jamie is petting suffered from chemical burns to his legs and couldn't walk very well, but he tried hard to play.

A visit to Amsterdam wouldn't be complete without a canal boat tour. We did this one at night.

Amsterdam isn't all sex, drugs and pancakes. It's also the home of several nice museums and such.

The coffeeshops were fun. The atmosphere was ... good ... although a bit hazy at times. It was nice to sit back and take in the aroma.

Some of them even had cool things to look at while you enjoyed the atmosphere.

We wanted to see this fountain, but the city council had it removed. We took a picture of a postcard instead. How sad.


QUASAR9 said...

The Dam
The canals
The Red Lights

karaoke queen said...

The red eyes.
The pink elephants.
The pancakes.

Mmmmmmmm, the pancakes.

karaoke queen said...

Actually, one of my favourite things that we did in Amsterdam was go to the Van Gogh museum. It was fantastic. Unfortunately the 3rd floor was closed for renovations. *sigh* But I did get to see some of his more famous pieces like Sunflowers.