(Day Three, Amsterdam Part 1)
Today Mariëtta, and a hooky playing Marieke, took us to Amsterdam to see her mom, Tante Zusje. We went to the Waterlooplein, ‘plein’ is Dutch for ‘square’, where they have a year round flea market. Around the corner is Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt’s house) that has been turned into a museum. It was a fairly large house, filled with some of his paintings and etchings. It was pretty amazing to see how well preserved the pieces were after 350 years.
The house was built in 1606.
From there we walked to the Rembrandtplein. In the middle of the square is a statue of Rembrandt with life sized statues from “The Night Watch” below him.
Here is a random picture of the Amstel River. It was taken on the walk between the Rembrandt Museum and the Rembrandtplein.
Tomorrow we are going back to Amsterdam with Mariëtta. The plan is to do a canal boat tour, see the Anne Frank House, see the Heineken brewery, and eat some poffertjes.