After a reasonably uneventful trip, though one where screaming children prevented any in-flight rest for us and others, we arrived in Amsterdam without issue, to discover that our apartment is even more wonderful than we hoped.
|The living room|
|The view from the window|
|Looking down the canal|
|We're on the 3rd floor of the 2nd building on the left|
We saw churches, big and small.
|Westkerk's bell tower|
|Oude Kerk's other half|
|A tiny church in the middle of nowhere|
|The upper half leans|
|I'm not sure all of these are upright|
|This gargoyle guards the hoist|
|A quiet canal|
|Parking, Amsterdam style|
|A treed canal|
In the evening, we went for a walk in the Red Light district. You don't take pictures there. All I can say is that it strikes me that if one is going to advertise like that, it would be more helpful if the product on display was not only well displayed (which some of them were), but that the product itself was worth buying.
On a side note, the Dutch Basketball League is into playoffs. Three former Calgary Dinos play in the league on three different teams. Two of those teams are competing in the finals, and they are being held in Leiden, a mere hour away. So I spent part of today attempting to decipher the Dutch basketball's site on where the games were being played and how to get tickets.