We were up early on the second day (15 June 2008) of our Contiki tour. It was raining outside and at 7:45 we had breakfast in the hotel in Amsterdam. A lot of people were late for the bus and at about 8:50 we drove into the city. The bus dropped us close to the Anne Frank Museum. We followed other members of our group but they took a wrong turn and we walked the long way to the museum.At about 9:00 we were waiting in a line to enter the museum but we it gave us time to take photos of the Prinsengracht. Anne Frank was a Jewish girl who wrote a dairy while in hiding during the Second World War. She was in hiding with her family and another family in the Prinsengracht building that now houses the museum.
|Row outside Anne Frank House|
We went into a Delftware shop. It is very expensive and we were scared that if we buy something it will break during the rest of the holiday. We walked to the Westerkerk with its beautiful tower and the statue of Anne Frank.
|Statue of Anne Frank|
We walked some more and bought som souvernirs before heading back to the bus.
Amsterdam was a nice city to visit. The canals with water flowing through the town give it a peaceful feeling. The houses are close together and on the windowsills there are pots filled with cheerful flowers. It is very flat and I can understand why cycling is so popular. I would love to return and walk around some more.