Day 4 in Amsterdam – Visiting the Tulip Museum!

If you've been following the news stories about bitcoin lately, you may have heard some references to tulips and Dutch tulip mania. Or perhaps you've been to the Ottawa Tulip Festival, connected to WWII and the Dutch love of tulips. Either way, it's more than just a flower, which is why we stopped by the…

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Day 3 in Amsterdam – Walking Lots & Visiting the Foam Museum

Our last museum stop of the day was the "Foam" Museum, a well-reviewed photography museum. Before the museum though, we needed a lunch break. On the advice of Esther from the Hungry Birds Food Tour, we had lunch at Tomaz, an old restaurant in the old part of the city. When we asked where Dutch…

Day 3 in Amsterdam – Visiting the Cat Museum

After visiting the Canal Museum, we planned to head over to the Foam Museum (more on that later). On the way, our walk took us past the Cat Museum, and of course we had to stop in for a visit. The Cat Museum is properly known as KattenKabinet or "Cat Cabinet". It's an art museum…

Day 3 in Amsterdam – The Canal House Museum

After visiting the Amsterdam Museum, we headed to the Canal House Museum, known as the "Museum of the Canals" or "Het Grachtenhuis". The museum is located in an old house along an older portion of canals and it was delightful. While visiting Amsterdam we visited many museums, and we found nearly all of them to…

Day 3 in Amsterdam – Visiting the Amsterdam Museum

Our third day in Amsterdam was a full day, and it started quite early. We were up by 7am and out the door to explore the city and find breakfast by 7:30am. Given how quiet we'd noted the nightlife to be the previous evening, we had suspected the city would be bustling in the early…

Day 3 in Amsterdam – Pride & the Canal Parade!!

We happened to arrive in Amsterdam during their week long Pride festivities. Our second full day in the city was the day of the famous "Canal Parade". In most other cities, Pride parades take place as a march through the streets, but this parade taps into the city's fantastic canal network, and thus both the…

Day 2 in Amsterdam: Hungry Birds Food Tour!

The best thing about our trip was that Kevin planned all of it, and I just had to show up. We didn't know much about Amsterdam before we arrived in the city, so we started off our first full day with a food tour. I'd never been on a food tour before, but I definitely…