You wanted more pictures, you got 'em! I have gotten the pictures down to about 30 per day (some days more, some days less), so you will probably be sick of them by the end! We flew from Atlanta overnight, so we arrived in the morning in Amsterdam, having gotten about 2 hours sleep! After arriving at the Centraal Station (see my last post) by train from the airport, we hauled our luggage to our hotel, which was about a half mile (1 km) away. It was a very pretty walk, as you can see!
There are flowers almost everywhere, piled around doorways and in planters. It looked like seasonally, they were about a month behind Atlanta, as their hydrangeas were just blooming.
We stayed at The Hoxton, a British-run hotel. It was great, and we would definitely stay there again! You got two free bottles of water in your room refrigerator every day, and you could ask for more at the front desk. They also had a little lounge area with tea, coffee and snacks (this always makes me fond of a hotel ;)
Here's our room!
Our room actually wasn't ready when we arrived, so we checked our luggage and headed out to a pancake house.
their website. We ended up going with the "Dutch" pancake, with baked-in stroopwaffels, cinnamon ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate!
my favorite pancakes ever). I wanted to try some of their savory flavors, but when we saw another table's order, we agreed that splitting one was going to be all we could handle. We actually couldn't even finish this one!
To keep ourselves awake, we walked around and enjoyed the great scenery (you can click on any picture to make it bigger).
And because I am married to the most wonderful man in the world, he had researched where there were yarn stores for me. =) We went in a few, but I ended up making my souvenir yarn purchase at Stephen and Penelope.
We took in more great scenery before heading back to the hotel to grab some dinner and collapse!
I loved all the details on the buildings...beautiful windows and doors.
I'll leave you with the view down "our" canal...look for more pictures to come!
|This was Day One of our Europe trip in Amsterdam, filled with pancakes, yarn and beautiful scenery!|