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Weesperzijde

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  • Day20

    Amsterdami hotell ja rattad

    July 16 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Jõudsime kohale Amsterdami hotelli üsna südalinnas. Saime toa 11. korrusele, mis on selle maja viimane korrus. Aknast on vaade linnale väga väga hea - miski ei jää ette. Ma pole kunagi olnud hotellis, kus oleks nõnda hea kiirusega internet. Juba all fuajees laua taga oli näha mitmeid programmeerijaid tööd tegemas. Amsterdamis on üldse palju tarkvaraarendus ettevõtteid.

    Rentisime Kadriga hotelli jalgrattad ööpäevaks, et saaksime natuke kergemini ja rohkem Amsterdamis ringi liikuda. Hotelli rattarendis on üks ratas 15€ ööpäev ja mingit tagatist kui sellist pole. Ilmselt kuskilt linnapealt saaks ka odavamalt, aga meil on äärmisel mugav minna ja võtta ratas hotelli eest ja see pärast sinna tagasi panna.

    Rentija seletas ka natuke rattaliikluse reegleid. Üldiselt neid palju pole. Liikuma peaks punastel teedel, käega peab suunda näitama ja kindlasti ei tohi sõidu ajal telefon käes olla, sest muidu võib saada 90€ trahvi politseilt. Ratas peab kindlasti olema lukus, sest siin olevat rataste varastamine suur probleem.

    Umbes 200m sõidetud ja kohe saime aru, et rattaga on siin äärmiselt segane liigelda. Mitte et ristmikud ja rattateed on halvasti tehtud (vastupidi, ratateedel on isegi valgusfoorid jne), vaid siin on lihtsalt nii palju jalgrattaid - liiklus rattaga meenutab väga sellist klassikalist India liiklust. Pidevalt peab jälgima, et ei sõidaks kellelegi risti ette või keegi sulle külje pealt sisse ei sõidaks, kõikjal on trammiteed ja ka rollerid ning rollerautod sõidavad rattateedel päris kiiresti. Koolide juures on rattateedel isegi lamavad politseinikud, et ratturid ei sõidaks liiga kiiresti.
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  • Day5

    Einfach mal die Sonne genießen!

    April 14 in the Netherlands ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    Auf dem Weg von der Windmühle zum Vapiano konnten wir die Sonne richtig genießen. Die Sonne war die letzten Tage schon meistens da, dieses Mal jedoch ohne Wind. Ohne den Wind war es gleich einiges wärmer & angenehmer. Vorbei an einem Stadttor, vielen blühenden Bäumen & Grachten konnte wir mal wieder die Schönheit von Amsterdam erkennen & genießen.Read more

  • Day2

    GeorgeMarina - Stadshaven Amstelkwartier

    August 25 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Wenn schon, denn schon. Wir verbringen unsere Nächte im (sündteuren) Stadthafen. Aber es ist ein Erlebnis - da ist was los! Der Park "Sommerlust", in dem gesonnt, gegrillt, gebadet und sich einfach nur zu einem Plausch in der Wiese getroffen wird grenzt unmittelbar an. Die Pizzeria dort ist hoffnungslos überfüllt, man steht 1 Stunde an, wenn man PizzaToGo nimmt. Am ersten Abend haben wir allerdings Glück und ergattern einen Tisch. Das Essen schmeckt super, die Portionen sind riesig und preislich voll in Ordnung.
    Anders im Restaurant der Marina - Stephan und ich genießen einen Gin Tonic. Zugegeben, er schmeckt super und es ist gut 1/4 l Glas mit einer Scheibe Orange und einer Zimtstange - wurde mir als "special dutch Gin, very fine" empfohlen. Mit der Rechnung werden zwar keine Beruhigungstabletten geliefert aber eine nette Karte "Chill, I'm just a bill" - treffend bei € 24,-- :-)
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  • Day4

    Uithoorn

    August 27 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Heute haben wir eine kurze Strecke zu bewältigen. Vorbei gehts an viiiiel Gegend, grüne, saftige Wiesen, es ist extrem heiß.
    Ich versuche mich als "Frau Kapitän", das Boot lässt sich ruhig und gut steuern. Stetig tuckern wir Richtung Uithoorn.
    Wir passieren heute auch unsere erste Drehbrücke. Wie der Name schon sagt, wird sie aus der Quere in die Längsrichtung gedreht und so kann man rechts und links gut vorbeifahren.
    Heute lernen wir eine spannende Einrichtung kennen: aus den Brücken spritzt das Wasser ... schnell schließen wir zur Sicherheit unsere Fenster! Später erfahren wir, dass das zur Kühlung notwendig ist. Durch die Hitze würden sich sonst die Brücken nicht mehr öffnen lassen, weil sie sich verwinden bzw. das Material dehnt und damit verkeilt. Interessant!

    Uithoorn ist ein kleines, aber sehr feines Städtchen. Wir liegen direkt vor einem griechischen Lokal, nicht unweit ist ein Supermarkt, einige kleine Geschäfte und mehrere kleine Lokale. Schön isses da!
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  • Day8

    Finale Etappe Amsterdam - Amersfoort

    July 11 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    Gleich geht es zzrück nach Hause. Unsere letzte Etappe der Tour de Holland führt von Amsterdam nach Amersfoort. Hoffentlich steht unser Auro noch dort.
    Die Bergwertung von uns Radfahrern wird in diesem ausfallen - da hat Holland ausser ein paar Brücken über Grachten nichts zu bieten. 😉

  • Day51

    Actual Augie Snack Tour of Amsterdam

    June 26, 2018 in the Netherlands ⋅ ☀️ 68 °F

    Augie was kind enough to take us on a customized and highly personal snack tour this morning.

    Our first stop Confectionery Lanskroon was for the famous Dutch stroopwafels which are basically two crisply fried thin waffle cookies with caramel smushed in between.

    On the way to our next stop we passed a shop with a window designed to lure our friend Don inside.

    Next stop was at the Febo, which is an automated junk food dispensing machine. Augie picked up a deep fried croquet with a veggie filling to make it into a proper health food. See it in action here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ULfuxpoBRWn2esBM8

    Next Nancy took us 3 miles out of the way to buy some bread.

    On the way home Augie took us to Vleminkx, the place to go for the best Belgian/Flemish fries in Amsterdam. The tour guide behind us in line explained that Northern Belgium and Holland were both Flanders until the mid 1800s. Regardless, the frites were really good and well slathered in mayonnaise.
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  • Day5

    Foodie day in Amsterdam

    December 19, 2016 in the Netherlands ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    It was nice to see blue sky today but it wasn't any warmer. Today we visited the Anne Frank Huis, which was a very somber experience.
    Then we went and found Winkel 43 that is famous for it's apple pie. The line was out the door but I was determined to have this pie. We lined up not knowing if we would have a table to eat at. Well, I must say it is the best apple pie I have ever tasted and we did have a table to eat it at. When we left the line was out the door and down the street.
    In the afternoon we did a food tour for 4hrs trying different types of dutch food. Kids did really well trying different things. The Herring was probably the only thing we couldn't eat. Dave had a piece, Brodie & I touched it with our teeth and Kellie couldn't come at it. Learnt a lot of interesting things about Amsterdam on the way. A very tiring day and it will be sad to leave tomorrow.

    Photo 1 - Winkel 43 Apple Pie
    Photo 2 - Canal
    Photo 3 - Frites
    Photo 4 - Herring
    Photo 5 - Canal
    Photo 6 - Lights of Amsterdam
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  • Day4

    Jetlag

    December 18, 2016 in the Netherlands ⋅ 🌫 5 °C

    Well its 5.30 in the morning and we are up having a coffee.
    After a 5hr car trip from Whyalla to Adelaide (for Debbie a 45min plane trip, I think I had the better deal working and then flying) 13hr flight from Adelaide to Dubai 3hr stopover and lastly 7hr flight from Dubai to Amsterdam.
    We went through customs very quickly all bags arrive with us which is always a good feeling. Easily bought our metro pass and found the train into Amsterdam Central. Always a interesting ride on trains and trams with your luggage.
    After a few extra steps we found our apartment and had a warm welcome from Paul our host. He took one look at us and thought he had better turn the heating down. Only people walking around with t-shirts! When he left we turn the heating off.
    We did rug up to go looking for a supermarket.
    If we survive Amsterdam it may be a miracle, I'm sure it will be death by a cyclist or dodging one.
    Really didn't find what we were looking for but picked some essentials from an organic supermarket. I did see a lot of street vendors selling ollie bollies as we call them in Whyalla. So will have to try them and see how Whyalla's compares.
    Tea wasn't much success so it was showers and into bed by 7.30pm.
    We are just waiting for the rest of Amsterdam to wake up and go and explore.
    If all else fails we have one of Amsterdam famous coffee shops across the road if we need to chill out. Which reminds me Kellie got her first wiff of cannabis walking the streets last night.
    Photo of view from our apartment window.
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  • Day4

    Day out in Amsterdam

    December 18, 2016 in the Netherlands ⋅ 🌫 4 °C

    It's hard to get used to the late sunrise and early sunset if there is even a sun out there.
    Kellie is struggling as she is like a rooster, gets up with the sun and goes to bed when the sun goes down.
    We caught the tram and headed back to the zoo where you could see Flamingos from the road. A wander and a few photos then continued walking to where the kids had put a padlock on a bridge the last time we were here, only to find it had been cut off.
    After being disappointed we decided to find a place famous for their apple pie. After a bit of a walk and not really knowing where we were going the 'hangry's' set in. We walked past a pancake shop and decided to stop there. It was a good choice yum yum. Then we set off to Madame Tussauds as Brodie has wanted to do this every holiday. As by the photo you can see my favourite. Brodie loved the Marvel comic characters. It was very good and interactive. We decided to hop on a tram and see where it would take us. Ended up at the Museumplien where the "I am Amsterdam" sign is. There was markets set up here and we had a wander and a snack. Time to head back to the apartment. Lost Dave on the way, we got off the tram but he got stuck behind someone and the tram went off. He eventually walked back to us. Our joke for the trip now. We cooked tea which was a bit more of a success than last night. Then we went for a walk, except Brodie who fell asleep again.
    All in all, a good day.
    Photo 1- Ice rink at the 'I am Amsterdam'
    Photo 2 - Just getting light at 8.30am
    Photo3 - Flamingos at the zoo
    Photo 4 - Brodie's pancake: banana, strawberry sauce and whipped cream
    Photo 5 - My new screen saver Chris Hemsworth/Thor
    Photo 6 - Frites at the markets
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