Tuesday in Amsterdam was cold but sunny-ish, so we made the best of the weather and my cartilage-less knees managed to hobble 5.3 miles. We were in Amsterdam for a family celebration, so nothing would have stopped me from going but, as the best way to enjoy central Amsterdam is on foot, a visit after I’d had my bionic knees installed would have been the sensible option.
Dam Square is home to the Royal Palace, where I fell in love with Ted. We both have the same hair, which I think is rather sweet, but I am philosophical, holiday romances never last. I should stress that I am not an advocate of horse carriage rides in cities, especially in places where the temperature can soar, but Ted looked like a happy, healthy, boy to me. I’m just sad I couldn’t fit him in my cabin bag.
In the evening, we went to The Chicken Bar for a meal. Buzzy, great service, and yes, the chicken lives up to its reputation.
“Best rotisserie chicken and ribs in Europe.”
It’s a small restaurant tucked away in Voetboogsstraat, so it is advisable to book a table.
The Eden Hotel, despite a little confusion over our booking, was a great place to stay. Comfortable, very central and, oh, they know how to lay on excellent buffet breakfasts.
I have unfinished business in Amsterdam, and I will go back, maybe during the spring/summer of 2021 with bionic knees.
I need to take a canal trip, explore the parks and more museums, as well as to enjoy a long, leisurely lunch by one of the canals, in the sunshine, is also very appealing.