After a lovely Bruges visit we boarded the 1pm train to Amsterdam. We arrived around 5pm and hopped on a tram to Liedensplein. We checked into our prison cell sized hotel room with two mini beds and hit the streets of Amsterdam.
We had a dinner along the river (which was lovely) and then ventured out to check out the town. We, of course, hit up the obligatory walk through the red light district, gotta check it out right?
We made our way back to our area after about an hour of walking around completely lost. Sooner or later our surroundings began to look familiar once more and soon after found ourselves in a cheesy, neighborhood sports bar as the Packers v Bears game was kicking off at 10pm. I watched a pleasing victory and tried to keep Adrian awake before finally making our way back to the Beautiful Hotel Titus.
In the morning we had a bit of a sleep in and enjoyed a quite impressive complimentary breakfast. We packed up our massive bags once more and left them in the lobby as we were renting bikes and cruising the city on two wheels. Bike is definitely the way to get around Amsterdam. It's flat, you can see so much more of it, and you get to feel like you're part of the greatest biking city in the world.
We biked all around, paying particular interest to the gorgeous Vondel Park.
We stopped into a chill coffee shop for a refreshing iced coffee :) and returned the bikes back to the shop.
We made a grocery store run, ate a late lunch, and stopped back at the hotel to grab jackets as the afternoon had turned from warm and sunny to a bit foggy and drizzly.
From there we headed across town again to the Anne Frank House. We had booked in for a 5:15 session. The house and museum were interesting and incredibly touching, and we felt we needed to get in just a touch of culture or rather educational points of interest in on our visit.
We grabbed a light dinner for the train at the shop, grabbed our bags, and made our way back to the Central train station for our 8pm overnighter to Munich! So much fun ahead of us!!