This is our last day here. Fittingly, we ended basically as we began — by taking the free 5 minute ferry that Francien had taken us on our first tour day. Today we walked around a bit near where we had ridden on that day.
At the landing we couldn’t help but get a photo of swingers at the top of the high rise building.
Looking back at some photos from when we first arrived in Amsterdam I found that I had not posted the “hook” photo.
Let’s talk a little about bikes. Bikes are simply a way of life in Holland and that is especially apparent in Amsterdam. Bikes are used as transportation to work, to school, to move things or make deliveries, for shopping and other errands, and to meet friends for visits. I suppose not too surprisingly, bike theft is very high in Amsterdam.
This Sunday morning Susan and I took a quiet time walk after breakfast. Here are just a few of the different types of bikes we had in just a few blocks.
At the end of the day Susan started hunting for an Indonesian restaurant where we could experience a “rice table”. They serve several (about 12) small plates of traditional fare. Indonesia was a Dutch colony for two centuries and the food has been integrated into the Dutch culture. Neither of us had had this experience before and enjoyed that. Food was so-so.
So there we are — final day, final walks and final dinner in Amsterdam. We will be on a midmorning flight home, which means leaving our hotel very early for the required arrival FOUR hours before international flights! This will most likely be my final post for this adventure. For those who have followed along, thanks for enjoying it with us. Next adventure will be fishing and biking in Montana near the end of June, so come back.