What better place to celebrate our eighth (pottery and linen) anniversary than Amsterdam? The cheese, Delft tiles, leather boys, tulips, houseboat, and windmills made for an unforgettable trip. Click HERE to see our cool gifts to each other, and HERE to see past trips to the city of canals.
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Eating gouda for breakfast
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Appropriate sweets at the café where we had our first Dutch beer.
A Houseboat
We rented a beautiful houseboat as our home base.
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The kitchen with its welcoming bottle of wine
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The bedroom with comfy pillows
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Orchids on the houseboat
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A heron perched across the way
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Sunset over the canal on our first night
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We stayed near Magere Brug, the most famous bridge in Amsterdam.
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Graffiti on the bridge reminds me of my role as Daddy Warbucks.
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Sitting on the Magere Brug
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Almost more heads than my brother's house.
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Nick among the statues in Rembrandtplein.
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Febo's automat food illicits manic expressions.
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Our images caught in a shop's electronics display
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A display of fantasy airline uniforms at the temporary Stedelijk museum.
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This chandelier blinked on and off in morse code.
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Interactive art
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Fibrous tentacled art
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"Everlasting sweets" on display at the Stedelijk Museum
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We found out later that photos of this exhibit weren't allowed.
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Oh well.
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I loved the novelty of outdoor pissoirs.
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A pretty Dutch house.
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Anne Frank's house - our first time to visit
The secret bookcase entrance to the Frank's upstairs rooms.
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A rather optimistically proportioned sex toy
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Nick cleans the Space Invader tiles for a photograph.
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A pride-themed Space Invader
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See more of these street art finds HERE.
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At the Homomonument
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Cute waiter at Uit de Kunst in Delft
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A cruelty-free deer head above the restaurant's toilet
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This parrot wandered around among the tables.
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Delftware on sale
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A modern stained glass window in the (14th century) "new church".
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A Delft canal
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More unusual art
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In Delft with a sought-after windmill in the background
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On top a windmill, just like Jonathan Creek.
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The windmill actually sold pet supplies down below
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An important buidling in Delft.
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"Clock striking Two" was on our Been-Go cards
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A cute cheese seller in Haarlem
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Corrie Ten Boom's House. Someday, a pop group will adopt that name.
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I had to photograph a "cute stranger" for my bingo card.
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Exercising with a baguette. How European!
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The Haarlem canal
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Cute blond flower seller
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This couple was salsa dancing at the train station.
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A fun advertisement in a clothes shop
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Nick selects some truffle cheese at our nearby shop.
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Outrageously camp cakes from De Taart van m'n Tante.
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These cakes inspire my own creations.
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We ate apple tarts inside.
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Nick poses with a polar bear mosaic.
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Supercow. Perfect for our Superman collection.
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We bought tulips in the flower market
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Here are the tulips in bloom in April, 2007.
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The Spyker Bar was a fun place to have drinks.
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The famous Red Light District
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Flowers on our table back home.
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Our anniversary meal with Veuve Cliquot champage: a tradition.
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My gift to Nick. Click HERE to enlarge and read more.


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