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Amsterdam was GREAT, mostly because of how low key it was. After Berlin, we were in desperate need of recharging our batteries. After arriving via train from Berlin, we immediately went to check-in at the houseboat we rented. We had an unbelievable setup located right on the Amstel canal, only a block away from Rembrandt Square in the heart of Amsterdam. Much of our time was spent relaxing on the back porch, feeding the swans, and waving at tour boats as they drove by.

While in Switzerland, an Amsterdam native informed us that the finest straight razor shaves can be had in Amsterdam. After growing my facial hair for about 2 weeks, it was time. We went to a local spot called Haar Barbaar Barbershop. Say that five times fast. At first, I was definitely nervous knowing that a stranger was going to have a razor sharp blade pressed up against my jugular but after the first few seconds it was all good. My face hadn't been that soft since in years.
After that, we visited the Van Gogh museum which was pretty neat. Crow loved it. There were so many things to do in Amsterdam but we found that walking around the city, stopping at various coffee shops and meeting the locals was plenty enjoyable for us. It was such a beautiful city. Buildings were very well maintained, the canal system is massive and everyone is so friendly. On our last day, we had lunch on top of the Hilton next to the train station with one of the best views of Amsterdam.
Change of plans. Next stop-- Copenhagen, Denmark.

Posted by blakeabassett 12:22 Archived in Netherlands

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