Bruges and Amsterdam
We had only one day and one night in this gorgeous city, but we wished we had more. Charming and picturesque, the streets of Bruges smelled like chocolate and waffles. It was the best smelling city either of us have ever been to. The very first thing we did was go to Lizzies, famous for their oversized Belgium Waffles.
Visiting a chocolatier preparing for Easter was an absolute must!
Filled to the brim in bicycles and old world charm, Amsterdam was the final stop on our 17 day journey.
I may have been obsessed with Amsterdam's Laundry too.
One of the best veggie burgers I've ever had being made and an Amsterdam institution.
Outside of the Pancake Boat and Josh on the Pancake Boat. We learned that in an "all you can eat" pancake situation, we can each eat only two.
Anne Frank's secret annex is located to the left of the clock tower. Our visit to the place where she spent years of her life in hiding further strengthened our resolve to fight religious intolerance and xenophobia.
Amsterdam canal at night.
After an incredibly delicious and inventive Easter breakfast at Little Collins, we stole away to Keukenhof for the afternoon in hopes of seeing some of the Netherland's famous tulips. Europe had an incredibly cold winter that delayed spring and it's blooms, though I was still able to capture some lovely detail shots.
Our final afternoon in Amsterdam involved hiding from the rain as much as we could, which meant we did a ton of eating and drinking. We were tired, wet and ready to go home but thrilled that we went on this adventure together. Next vacation will involve sitting on a beach with cocktails!