July 13th, 2016
We only had two days in Amsterdam, so we had to pick and choose what we wanted to do. I had already been to the Van Gogh Museum, so that was off the table. Instead, we spent the day exploring other outdoor options.
We went to the flower market to start our day. There are stalls upon stalls of vendors selling tulip bulbs and other various flowers. The interesting part of this market is perhaps not what they sell, but the fact that the entire market is floating – all of the stalls are on barges in the river.
After the flower market, we made our way to the neighborhood of Di Pijp, to walk along street vendors, small squares, and local shops. There are also a bunch of food truck-esq style markets where you can try local foods, so we gave those a few bucks to sample.
The last major stop of the day was by far my favorite. Brad and I walked (and walked and walked) until we came across an old windmill on the outskirts of town! Perfect photo opportunity, made even more perfect by the fact that a microbrewery is operating right underneath it. We sampled a few beers, and sat outside to sit under the looming windmill above.
I hope we get the chance to go back to Amsterdam. This was my second visit, and I still feel like I have so much more to see and do in such a beautiful city!
On the next post, we go to Germany to drive the ‘Romantic Road’ from Frankfurt to Munich…with my Mom!