From there, we headed over to Vondel Park, named for the famous poet and playwright. It is sort of like the Central Park of Amsterdam, and it was absolutely lovely. There, we played and rested and just enjoyed the beautiful day.
Just across the street from the park, there is an amazing Dutch riding school/museum, which we couldn't leave without seeing. It was so beautiful and full of surprises. Our horse lover was completely mesmerized, and the rest of us were pleased with the stop, as well.
We have enjoyed every moment we have spent in The Netherlands, and this was a very good way to end our time here! Tomorrow, we head back to Germany for a few days.
|The lovely canal in front of the Anne Frank House|
|The front entrance of the Anne Frank House--|
this would have been her father's storefront for his jam making business,
if you're familiar with the story.
|My little statue lover at Vondel Park|
|Iconic Amsterdam photo op|
(the kids are huddled up in the "d")
|Vondel, the park's namesake|
|one of the many water areas in the park|
|fun times, with interesting and new-to-us park toys|
|loving the zip line|
|This building front, which looks exactly like hundreds of others in the city,|
houses the incredible Living Horse Museum.
|The main arena was stunning!|
|This is the upstairs "foyer," which was gorgeous|
and even contained a full bar and coffee bar in the back.
|This girl was in her element!|
|And, as someone who has sat through a riding lesson or two,|
I definitely think this is the way it should be done!
|The gorgeous staircase, leading up to the balcony|