I thought it was funny that when we first arrived inside the London terminal, Kensington spotted a Starbucks. She said “Starbucks, Starbucks, I so happy”. I guess my girl was glad to see something familiar after being stuck in a plane for 10 hours.
We arrived in Amsterdam and checked into the beautiful Marriott Hotel. It was right next to a massive park and across from one of Amsterdam’s famous canals.
As soon as we arrived, we headed out. First stop, Anne Frank’s house. This was one of my absolute favorite parts of our trip. Being inside the secret hideaway where Anne Frank and another family lived for over two years is really captivating. It’s moments like these that set travelers a part from other people. You can read about Anne Frank, watch the movie, study the diary…but until you actually climb the narrow stairs to the secret room where 10 people hid from the Nazis…until you touch the bookcase that hid the entry…you really don’t understand or appreciate the story. We waited in line for 45 minutes but it was totally worth it. Cameras (and strollers) weren’t allowed inside, so I don’t have any inside pictures. Our kids were such troopers during our tour. At this point, they still hadn’t slept in almost two days (other than the plane ride).
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