A day in Amsterdam

I’m not going to write such today because I want to get an early night so I can get up at 06:00 tomorrow to head to the airport for our flight home. I’m a bit concerned because Schiphol Airport is currently notorious for incredibly long wait times getting through check-in, customs, and security. A friend of mine advised me to get there at least 5 hours before the flight because she said 4 hours seems to be about the average waiting time going by experience from a Facebook travel groups she’s in, and that a friend of hers had to wait 6 hours. On the other hand, Schiphol Airport’s web site says you should not arrive more than 4 hours before your flight, because if you do they won’t even let you into the departure hall – you have to wait outside.

Given the luck we’ve had with travel on this trip so far… maybe it’s time for our luck to change and things won’t be so bad. As long as we actually make our flight, I’ll be happy.

Anyway, today I spent walking around Amsterdam with my wife. We saw and did a lot of stuff, but I’m going to write it all up on the plane rather than stay up late tonight. So here are some highlight photos:

Poffertjes for breakfast at the Albert Cuyp Market:

Poffertjes for breakfast

Monkey at the Rijksmuseum:

Monkey at the Rijksmuseum

Bloemenmarkt floating flower market:

Bloemenmarkt, Amsterdam

Monkey and a canal:

Monkey and Amsterdam canal

Monkey and a sampling board of bitterballen:

Monkey trying some Dutch bitterballen

A bridge in Vondelpark:

Vondelpark bridge

Some very expensive houses backing onto Vondelpark:

Vondelpark houses

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