Today was a gorgeous day! It was sunny and in the upper 40s – a perfect day to stroll the streets of the Jordaan.
We headed into the city today around 10am by bus, picked up a tram in the city and headed to the DAM area. Here, we started our first Rick Steves’ walking tour that we downloaded before the trip on the Rick Steves’ Europe Audio APP. These are fabulous resources at your fingertips for free – Rick Steves’ has been touring Europe (and the world) for 30+ years and has provided many fabulous tour books, audio interviews, TV shows and free “guided” tours for listeners. We have done his audio walking tours in Florence, Rome and now Amsterdam and love using his tour books as as our go-to before any during all our European trips. You should check it out!
We strolled along the smaller canals of the Jordaan – a quaint neighborhood west of the larger 3 canal ring. It was gorgeous! We had a wonderful lunch near the Westerkerk (Western Church), toured the Anne Frank House, checked out the Cheese Museum, had a drink on a random dock in a random canal, ate some street fries with “Belgium Mayonnaise” (mayo with salt and vinegar), strolled the Red Light District then headed home. In total, we had over 16,000 steps today and every one of them was awesome!