"Ijburg" stop. The driver announced that it was the end of the line, so we got off and decided we should look for the ferry boat going over to the Castle.
There were no signs anywhere, so we got off the tram, crossed the street and started walking towards the water!
Ah ha! Boats! Sooooo...the ferry must be around here somewhere (no signs whatsoever!)....
Voila! A sign for the Ferry to Muiderslot:
Since we "missed the boat" we thought we may as well get lunch....so we got back on the #26 Tram to Amsterdam and went to the Hard Rock Cafe for lunch.
We had visited this and many other Hard Rock Cafe's around the world in the past (including Moscow, London, Tokyo, Paris, and Athens!). We always know we'll get a good meal there....and they didn't let us down this time either!
After eating we thought a Walk in the Park was in order....so, we walked through VondelPark, where the leaves are turning!
We walked through to the other side and stopped in the Nespresso store to get pods for our machine
It started raining pretty hard after we left Nespresso, so we decided to head back to Amsterdam Centraal....On the way we saw some buildings wrapped up in pink ribbon. My guess is that they decorated for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.....Pretty cool!!!
****Later.....I looked up the words posted on the buildings and it says there are 3000 square meters of Christmas decorations! I like my idea better!!! LOL!
It was fun watching the canal boats make their turn arounds in front of the station:
Ahhhhh...nothing like fresh flowers to brighten up the house!
Dinner with our neighbor.....
We first went to the restaurant where we had reservations for 1930hrs. which was at Wilma and Albert's Steakhouse in Haarlem. There was a 20-30 minute wait there.....soooooo, we walked down to Metzo, where they had an open table. Soooo, Metzo it was for dinner.
We sat down at around 1945hrs. About 10 minutes after being seated we ordered our appetizers and entrees and decided to have them pair the wines to what we were eating rather than getting one bottle for all of us to share.
For appetizers, Andrew and I got the Metzo combination plate and our neighbor, Bruce, got the quail:
Tuna sushimi, spinach soup, quail, and scallops:
It was all delicious!
Later....much later, I'm afraid (service was a little slow this time....apparently it was the first night with a new menu)....we were served our entrees:
Scallops, shrimp and coquettes:
Veal with sauerkraut:
After dinner we had a nice cup of decaf and a latte:
We got home around 2215hrs. Time to relax and get ready for bed! Goodnight!