The Anne Frank House and more…
Our second day in Amsterdam included some rain but we didn’t let it stop us.
We began the day with a huge breakfast at a little breakfast spot we found online.
We spent the rest of the morning walking around the Jordaan area, which is a really nice area for a morning walk. We stopped at a cheese shop and a chocolate shop, and both smelled amazing!
There were lots of little canals and side streets that were really cute.
We weren’t too hungry for lunch, but we decided to try some local street food, like pickled herring, waffles, and french fries. We liked the french fries and waffles better, of course!
The highlight of the trip for Felix was the cat boat. It is a sanctuary for cats and people can visit them during specific hours in the afternoon. There were so many cats and Felix and Anya loved it!
Next, we headed over to the Anne Frank house, which is something you should not miss, if you ever visit Amsterdam. I remember reading the book when I was younger, but until you’ve set foot in the house where Anne Frank and her family hid, it is hard to really understand how quiet they had to have been during the day, so as not to be heard. The saddest part of it is that they were found and sent to the camps on the very last train out. What’s even sadder is that Anne and her sister both passed away at the camp only weeks before they would have been liberated. Her father was the only one who survived. While it was heartbreaking to walk through and learn about her life, it is so important that we remember what happened.
That evening, we took a boat tour. It wasn’t much of a tour, but we enjoyed the ride down the canal and the drinks that were included. It was a busy day but we saw a lot of the city!