Belgium & Holland
Day 10: We’re in the double digits now! Today I woke up and once again, got on the bus. We were in Brussels, Belgium 2 hours later. Here we got coffee and toured the European Parliament. We had a presentation here and got to this debating chamber as well.
Later on we had a 3 hour tour of the city. We saw the Atomium from the last World’s Fair, Town Hall, and St. Michael’s Cathedral. In our free time we got Belgian Waffles!
So, we took another lovely bus ride to Amsterdam, Netherlands where we stayed at the “Botel.” It was a boat, and a hotel. It was weird. The first night I had dreams about the fact that I was claustrophobic. Weird.
That night we went exploring & had some Amsterdam-style adventures. You know, stopped at a few fun shops and walked through the Red Light District.
The next day (Friday the 13th) we woke up & headed across town to the Van Gogh Museum. It was awesome, and I got to see a lot of his works I really liked. After we were done there we took pictures with the big Amsterdam sign and went to the Heineken Experience. It was also really fun.
We had lunch at the Hard Rock Café...nachos! We walked to the Anne Frank House by the river. The museum they made out of the house was extremely good, and very moving. It was definitely cool to see.
We shopped a little and then went back to the stupid Botel to shower & get ready for the night. The plan was to go out…but I definitely laid down to nap for an hour…and passed out. I stayed that way until morning…I’m such an old lady.