Day 9 we were taken by the family friend’s local Dutch husband to a learning area that included windmills, cheese, and of course wooden clogs. The windmills were functional and my brother bought some mustard, still made by being ground by the windmill.
The rest of the finally sunny Monday we spent in the newly reopened Rijksmuseum. It was big but it still wasn’t the Louvre. The afternoon was spent in the different displays including the Rembrandt area. The museum has wifi and an app you can download for an audio tour you can play on your phone.
For dinner we took a cab to a hip dining spot. It was on the outskirts of town in an old warehouse. So the restaurant was huge, not only for Amsterdam standards but big even for someone from Texas. The clientele was more young professionals as it was suggested by our family friend’s model daughter. The dinning experience was excellent and the Monday special was lobster. The bathroom was unisex and included a dj stand that I assumed would be spinning if it was the end of the week.
We took an early flight out of Amsterdam the next morning, a direct flight to Houston.