Donald and I both love Amsterdam.
But this time we stayed in a different neighborhood - one a little more residential in the wonderful Jordaan District with lots of galleries, shops, restaurants and neighborhood bars - and it made us fall in love with a whole "new to us" Amsterdam.
We didn't have near the traffic or wild and crazy bicycles zoom zooming by us as we had in the past. Still a lot of bicycles, of course, considering more than 90% of the citizens own bicycles and use them as their #1 mode of transportation.
Our apartment was steps away from the Houseboat Museum and being on one of the canals was delightful.
|The three windows over the awning are our apartment windows|
|More of our view|
|Courtyard in front of our apartment|
Coffeeshop Johnny - across the street from our apartment
|And - - - a little bit of hail while we were having apple pie|
And then it cleared . . .
and we took a walk around our neighborhood.
And it was COLD! So we stopped at a little souvenir shop for hats, hoodies and gloves!
and hot chocolate!