Amsterdam, The Netherlands

It has become a blur! We woke up after Cologne and drove to our boat dock.

We changed, and ventured out into the great unknown of Amsterdam. Because we arrived in the evening we weren't able to rent bikes, which I think worked out better for us. They are crazy over there! Like insane. Worse than Phoenix drivers. 

It is a beautiful city! 

We ate at a cafe near some main square and enjoyed a flash mob from a bride and her bridesmaids. We asked the locals where the best place to be local was and they listed a few places. 

My first Belgium waffle in Amsterdam. It. Was. Unbelievable. 

 This was my favorite experience! The church! I think this was Sunday. And the rest of the crew was at Forever 21 buying jackets and things because it was chilly! I wandered into the streets of this shopping district and found this most narrow of churches. To enter, I had to walk through a wooden revolving door. Once inside, the bustle from outside was gone and it was silent. I took a seat and was offered a program, I'm assuming for a service that was about to start. I was able to sit quietly for about 15 minutes until I got the text that it was time to go. It was amazing. I didn't want to be rude and take more pictures but I wish I would have. It was gorgeous. And i LOVED that it was the perfect metaphor for church in life. Amidst the loudness and commercialism of life, there's always a place we can escape to if we want to.

Next up, BELGIUM! 

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