Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A Few Hours in Amsterdam

bikes in amsterdam
canal in amsterdam
An overnight plane delay gave us the opportunity to take a train into Amsterdam where we had fun walking around and seeing some of the sights. We also enjoyed a light dinner on a patio overlooking one of the canals. Entertainment was provided by the many boats cruising the canals. Boats filled with people, picnics, and on one, a piano.

One boat was pulled over by the police and people along the canal watched in amusement as the driver was given a breathalyzer test. Laughter followed when the driver passed the test and a roaring cheer came from the rest of his party. That night, Amsterdam moved up on my list of places to spend more time in.