In the morning we went to a nearby town called Alkmaar to go to a store called "Babyland" to buy a baby gate for the guest room. We wanted to put the gate across the doorway for Socrates so he can have his food safe from Sammy! While shopping there we saw:
Baby products here are quite different from the States, and quite a bit more expensive!
Unfortunately we got kind of a late start, so we didn't get to spend much time window shopping. It's hard to get used to how early all the stores close here (around 1730hrs).
We went to de Bijenkorf to get some coffee pods for the Nespresso machine. There are a few places to buy the pods, or we can go on-line and have them delivered.
Then we took the tram around town and just did some walking and window shopping!
Some girls "performing" Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes (in Dutch!)
China town area:
Some beautiful rooflines:
For dinner we decided to go back to Haarlem, check on the dog and cat and eat in Haarlem. There are so many restaurants to choose from in town. We decided to try one close to home called "Napoli". The food was delicious....and wonderful presentation! They serve a pasta there that we both want to try next time. They have a large round of parmesan cheese which is partially hollowed out. They pour some whiskey in it, light a flame and melt the cheese. Then they pour the spaghetti in the round with the melted cheese and scoop it all out onto your plate! Looks delicious! Andrew had the lasagna and I had the salmon. Both were very good. For dessert we had a yummy white and dark chocolate gelato dish and some espresso.