Day Thirty: Amsterdam

Today was a sleep in day whilst Jip's mother was at work. We showered and started the dreaded packing of the suitcases. We managed to fit everything with minimal space remaining. When Jips mother got home, we had lunch and then his dad came and got us for our last journey to Amsterdam.

In Amsterdam, we had some snacks at home prior to walking to Central Station to get the free ferry across to North Amsterdam for dinner. Our restaurant is made out of shipping containers stacked on top of each other and it's food is very modern and can suit all allergies and intolerances. North Amsterdam is a new, hip area of working class people who like “alternative” things.

Our dinner was superb. All the food is locally grown and only seasonal foods are used. I started off with a tomato salad full of diferent coloured tomatoes and basil and light balsamic dressing. For a main, I had ricotta cheese stuffed zucchini flowers with charred zucchini and beetroot with quinoa. Lastly, to share, Jip and I had the grilled pineapple in a pineapple/mint soup with a banana wonton and a side of coconut ice-cream. Was interesting and delicious!

We got the ferry back to the main side of Amsterdam and Jip and I went for a walk around the city centre at night. It was lovely to see all the buildings and canals lit up and was funny being able to see into everyone's apartments as they don't have curtains in most places. We had walked for 1-2 hours!