Despite the fact that I loved being in a city where I could walk everywhere, both my brother and I needed a little rest and what could be more perfect than a lovely ride in one of the boats through the canals?
The ticket was quite pricey, but a trip to Amsterdam is incomplete without a canal ride in my opinion, as it gives you a unique perspective of the city. There are ports where you can get on and off scattered all over the city and the ticket is good for twenty-four hours.
As we floated along, we talked about how lucky we were to be on this trip alone together in this moment, since both of our lives were about to completely change; as I am getting married and he is going off to University. I could already see the travel bug starting to infect him and I loved being witness to it. That twinkle in his eye was recognizable from a mile away!
While I found the capitol of the Netherlands to be completely charming, how could I not with its colorful 17th Century apartments, maze of cobblestone streets, and various neighborhoods each with their own historical flavor and mood, it failed to capture my heart. I know that I was only there for a day, but I usually know instantly whether or not I am going to love someone, something, or someplace. I was, however, still delighted that I had made the visit there and was greatly looking forward to seeing what the infamous Amsterdam night had to offer. . .