Saturday, January 24, 2009

Anne Frank & Enkhuizen

Our second day in Amsterdam was the first day one of our crew had to stay home because she was super sick. E did make it to the Anne Frank house. I am sure many people had to read Anne Frank's Diary is grade school and I was excited to go see the place where it was written. The house is now turned into a unfurnished museum of the events the family went thru. It had been a long time since reading the book and I was shocked to forget that only the father survived the holocaust. It was a must see in all the travel guides and really was very emotional. I HIGHLY suggest reserving tickets and printing them off the internet. It saved us hours! Learn more about the Anne Frank House & Museum.

Waiting In Front Of The Anne Frank House

Anne Frank House
MC's friend Daan met up with us in the afternoon and took us to the small town of Enkhuisen. He grew up there and we got a taste of "real" Netherlands. Many of the houses there leaned forward from their foundations. Daan explained to us this was because people are taxed on the ground level square footage and cheated the walls out and forward to gain more space. Enkhuisen is a large fishing port for the Netherlands and there were lots of sailboats and houseboats.

Little Town Of Enkhuizen 

Wooden Clogs On Somebody's Window Sill

Crocker & Daan (our local guide)

Map of Enkhuizen Approximation to Amsterdam


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Tina & Rob have relocated their lives to Geneva, Switzerland. This blog is a story of their adventure during the year and all the details inbetween.

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