Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Our Honeymoon: Layover in Amsterdam

Our flight back to New York from Venice had a layover in Amsterdam.  We had about 8 hours from landing of one flight to take-off of the next.  Not super long, but long enough for one last honeymoon adventure.

After locking up our baggage in the airport lockers, we took public transportation into the heart of Amsterdam.  We were on a mission to visit the Anne Frank House so we didn't waste much time along the way.  We managed to see a few neat sites as we walked to the museum though.

We arrived at the Anne Frank House to discover an incredibly long line.  We took turns standing in line and exploring the nearby area.  We ended up being in line longer than we were actually inside the museum, but it was totally worth it!

It is difficult to describe the feeling of being inside the area where Anne and her family spent years hiding.  It is quite moving.  The rooms are decorated simply with quotes and passages from her diary.  One of the most unique museums I have ever visited.  So devastating yet also so empowering and inspiring.  What a truly remarkable life!

After our time in the museum, we had to high tail it back to the airport.  We made time for a quick treat at Melly's Cookie Bar though!  We didn't spend nearly enough time in the lovely city of Amsterdam, but our glimpse was enough to intrigue us to come back someday for sure.

Andrea :)

1 comment:

  1. So awesome you got to see Anne Frank's house! I bet it was a strange feeling. Glad you got a little time to explore during your layover. Sounds perfect!