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This is blog is about me dabbling with a little bit of everything, and not being particularly good at anything. And about the places I've been either on vacation or SAG:ing my husbands bicycle trips.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Bike Barge Trip - Kudelstaart to Amsterdam - August 2015 - Day 9

I was feeling a bit lazy today, partly because it was a rainy morning. I decided to stay on board with couple other people. While rest of the group headed out after breakfast, we sailed across Westeinderplassen Lake to Kosteverlorenvaart Canal and to Amsterdam and Ringvaart Canal.  The Kosterverlorenvaart went by the Schiphol Airport. We ended up on the IJ and took that to Oosterdok where we docked right next to the Nemo Science Center.

Off they go from Kudelstraat

On Westeinderplassen Lake
Along Kosteverlorenvaart Canal. On this lock the whole road pulled in.

Along Kosteverlorenvaart Canal

Along Kosteverlorenvaart Canal

Along Kosteverlorenvaart Canal

Along Kosteverlorenvaart Canal

Do Otter Windmill along Kosteverlorenvaart Canal
Along Ringvaart Canal, Amsterdam

Along Ringvaart Canal, Amsterdam

Costa Fortuna, sister ship of Costa Concordia (which sank)
on the IJ, Amsterdam
After docking I decided to take a walk. I had never been to the Nemo so I went there first. I didn't go inside but climbed up the outside rooftop stairs. They have a lovely view of Amsterdam from there. Near the Nemo is the Amsterdam Maritime Museum and they have an old trading ship there.  I turned towards town and went by the Rembrandt House Museum and just looked around different streets.

Nemo Science Center, Amsterdam

Rooftop of Nemo Science Center, Amsterdam

Rooftop of Nemo Science Center, Amsterdam

VOC Amsterdam, Maritime Museum, Amsterdam

Montelbaanstoren, Amsterdam

Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam

Lock keepers House, Amsterdam

Kind of dangerous stairwell for pedestrians, Amsterdam

Waiting for his master, Amsterdam
It didn't take too long for the others to come back. The weather had turned a lot better so they ended up having a nice day to bicycle anyway. After our farewell dinner our guide Teo took who ever wanted to go on a short tour of Amsterdam. I decided to stay behind and pack. We were going to stay in Amsterdam one more day and I've seem a lot of the stuff already.
Here they come, Oosterdok, Amsterdam

Farewell dinner on Wending, Amsterdam

Farewell dinner on Wending, Amsterdam

Chef Eline and Captain Els, Wending, Amsterdam

All-rounder Peter, Wending, Amsterdam

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