Ok we have checked in and had a little snooze so I'm feeling a little better now. The Anne Frank house was very moving. The secret annex was unfurnished as Anne's dad wanted it left that way. Left it feeling very haunted, especially when walking into Anne's room, where the pictures of movie stars she pasted on the wall were still there. Just your typical teenage girl, in the most atypical of situations...
We got to see real sections of the original diary and that made me tear up. She wanted to be a famous writer after the war. Graham had a moment after reading that quote from her diary.
What those 8 people went through is so sad. It's hard to wrap your head around how some humans could be so cruel. All in all, it was a tough but very good start to our time here in Amsterdam.
The view from our hotel room is quite panoramic, though the windows in the washroom leave you feeling a bit like being on the opposite side of the glass in the red light district!
Off to go have our first dinner in Europe soon! Enjoy your lunches at home!
- Jill and Graham