Thursday, October 25, 2012

Amsterdam, Part 2

Since it was October, we obviously didn't see Holland in the height of tulip season. In fact, most of the flower stalls were just selling bulbs.

The flowers that were there, however, were incredible.

We stopped in several cheese stores. it was fun to sample all the different varieties and flavors. We brought a couple of these round wheels home, since they were sealed and didn't need refrigeration.

What the city lacked in spring flowers it more then made up for in fall colors. The trees were spectacular!

A great statue of Rembrandt. We saw a boatload of his paintings as well (more on that later).
Lee Baker on Bakkersstraat.
(The sign above him probably says something like "My wife is making me pose here")
More bicycles.
The tour guide on our canal ride said most of the bike locks are more expensive then the bikes they lock up- apparently bike theft is a big problem here. 

One of the larger canals. You can't tell from the photo, but the women rowing in this boat looked to all be over 70, and they were rowing fast!

 Obligatory picture in front of a canal.
 More to come!

1 comment:

A. L. Martin said...

Oh my goodness! I love it all! I want to go!