Month: November 2015

Amsterdam, Day 10, Wandering, House Boat Museum, Canal Boat Ride

Our last day.  We were in a quandary about what to do.  We hadn’t shopped at all, hadn’t gone to the Resistance Museum or Het Schip, the Amsterdam School museum.  Ten days just isn’t enough! We ended up going to a shopping area, passed the famous dental store (click on the picture to see the toothbrushes riding the Ferris wheel), had delicious burgers for lunch at Burger Meister, and then went to an antiques market.   I spent time on the bridge from which the view is pictured below while Jim did some shopping at the antiques market.   Then we visited the Houseboat Museum, which was really great.  I had been wondering about what the deal is with houseboats since we arrived and was able to get all my questions answered by the woman running the museum. Houseboat living started in the ’40s, when there was a housing shortage.  It went on unregulated until the ’60s, when it completely took off.  Now there are no free moorings.  If you want to live on a houseboat, …