Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Weekend in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Chuck's great, great, (great) grandparents hail from the Netherlands, so we decided to take a trip to the homeland while Chuck's mom was visiting us.

We spent a few days in Amsterdam and then stopped at the Zaanse-schans for a couple of hours.

Chuck and I visited Amsterdam, Alkmaar, and the Keukenhof last April, so it was a welcomed return to a city we enjoyed. For a chilly weekend in December, the city was bustling with activity.

Rather than check into a hotel, I found a B&B that had two bedrooms. We stayed at the Dumas and Considine Bed and Breakfast, which was a nice alternative to a hotel. I'll post more about the lodging later.

Some of the highlights:
  • Coffee at CafĂ© Thijssen while Chuck's mom explored the flower market
  • Finding a great little cheese store tucked in a little corner of the flower market
  • Taking a river cruise
  • Heineken Brewery tour
  • A trip to the ER
  • Watching the ice skaters
  • Noshing on a warm chocolate dipped waffle
A few pictures.

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