Amsterdam Canal Cruise
Houseboat with Crooked Row Homes in Amsterdam
One view through many bridges along an Amsterdam canal.
Amsterdam has some similarities with Venice minus the smell.
Just a few of the flowers that Holland is famous for.
Don among the ancient statues at the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam
Rembrant's famous painting the Nightwatch at the Rijks Museum in Amsterdam
Enjoying a nice meal at Zouthaven Restaurant next to Moevenpick Hotel in Amsterdam
Don is totally relaxed and claims he can see just fine without his glasses.
The harbor at Hoorn where Edie's ancestor lived before immigrating to New Amsterdam (New York) in the 1600's.
Edie with Hoorn folk.
Learned a lot about the family Van Horn from Nick, who worked at the local tourist center. Apparently, the family became wealthy from their connection to the famous Dutch East India company and are still a prominent family in town.
Bird's eye view of the harbor in Amsterdam.
Bicycles in Amsterdam
There are 850,000 residents in Amsterdam and 600,000 bicycles. Tourists are always at risk of getting run over by one of them.
The famous Kinderdijk windmills, dating back to the 1730's and 1740's.
No wind on the day we visited the famous windmills. This one is made of brick.
This windmill is made of wood.
An inside view of the gothic cathedral.
The Gero Crucifix dates back to the 900's where it was housed in the old cathedral.
We walked on a 2,000 year old Roman road.
Cologne's Love Locks Bridge where 2,000 trains pass by behind the locks.
Kolner Dom, or the Dom Cathedral
The Kolner Dom, or the Dom Cathedral is Germany's largest cathedral. Construction began in the 12th century and was not finished until the 18th century.
Kolner Dom, or the Dom Cathedral, Cologne
Bird's eye view of the Dom Cathedral in Cologne, Germany in the background and the Danube and train bridge in the foreground.
Who knew that Germany invented Eau de Cologne, not France?
We had a wet day, but that didn't hold anybody back.
We had a nice lunch at the yellow and pink restaurant on the right.
A good contrast.
Our home away from home for two weeks.