|Bicycles parked at Central Station|
We finished a Viking River Cruise in Amsterdam - started in Budapest - and were only spending one night there before taking trains to London.
|Major Canal - the Herengracht|
|Houseboats of Amsterdam|
The Don Quiote is for Tapas and Hapas. It had a fine selection of both typical Spanish tapas as well as some definite Dutch derivatives...maybe some things you might expect to see at a typical (and very popular) Indonesian Rijsttafel or rice table (sort of the Indonesian version of Tapas usually consisting of 20 to 35 small bites).
|Some of the Tapas we Consumed|
Stuart invited us back to his flat for a nightcap and we were happy to oblige. His place was a few blocks away so we were at least able to walk off a bit of the meal. We passed by numerous residences with lovely flower gardens and boxes and even peeked into the Begijnhof, according to Stuart (and Wikipedia) one of the oldest inner courts in the city of Amsterdam. A group of historic buildings, mostly private dwellings, centre on it. As the name suggests, it was originally a Béguinage. Today it is also the site of the English Reformed Church.
We arrived at Stuart's flat, had a libation or two and a good deal of great conversation on such topics as Sustainability - of which he is an ardent proponent (as am I...maybe I'll do a post on that topic at some point in the future!)
|Stuart at his Home|
Now drained, both physically and emotionally, Dianne and I took a taxi back to our hotel to prepare for our European Rail trip to London in the morning.