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Our Family Trip - Amsterdam Part I

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Bare with me as I slowly publish posts about our family trip that happened almost 2 months ago. But here we are again—this time, Amsterdam! After a hectic day spent scrambling around London, scooting to and from the Canadian Embassy to get my hands on a temporary passport to cover my expiring one, and then running through a crowded airport to quickly catch our short, hour long flight, we made it to Amsterdam! Thank goodness for an easy going kid!

We spent our first couple of days simply strolling around to get a feel for the city, eating too many fries smothered in mayo and chocolate cookies with gooey, warm middles from Van Stapele Koekmakerij. We didn't have much planned for our stay in Amsterdam other than to see where each day took us, but the musts for us were browsing the amazing and many vintage shops on De 9 Straatjes (the nine streets), taking a canal cruise and checking out the Albert Cuyp Market. The next couple of posts will show you a little more about our canal cruise and our morning spent at the market, but for now, here are some snapshots from random walks taken throughout our trip here.

One thing we learned from our stay: pedestrians DO NOT have the right of way in Amsterdam, bikes do...or at least that's how it felt. There were a couple of times we came a little too close to getting hit while crossing the street. Pushing a stroller or not, they stop for nobody. Saying there are "alot" of bikes in Amsterdam is an understatement—they were everywhere! Other than that, our stay was pretty relaxing. We had a really beautiful time, just us three, hanging out, eating delicious food and taking in this picturesque little city.

See more of our trip through Amsterdam:
Amsterdam Part II
Amsterdam Part III

Or see our entire trip here:
Our Family Trip 2017

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