the Canals of Amsterdam by Boat!
friends around the world is always a good thing, but having
friends who have friends with boats in Amsterdam, well that’s
just the greatest thing ever! Having the good fortune to
board the canal boat “Basisrust,” which translates
into “basic rest,” we began an all day boat
cruise around Amsterdam.
a majestic city such as Amsterdam on a canal boat provides
a level of perspective that can’t be beat. Join us
as we glide by the storied streets and bridges, crisscrossing
the matrix of ancient waterways that make up this awe inspiring
Amsterdam, many people live on houseboats that line each
canal. Some smaller houseboats are still very mobile and
shuffle around regularly, whereas others, like barges are
more permanent homes, each with their own interesting construction
and colorful expression.
Marcel and Ronald as our hosts on Basisrust, it was easy
for us to set up a BBQ and start grilling Hippy Gourmet
style! That’s right, in the middle of Amsterdam, cruising
along on a canal boat The Hippy Gourmet is hard at work
making lunch for the nice group of friends assembled. There’s
even room enough for the puppy, Joos!
Veggies, Veggie Burgers and Patties, along with some nice
fresh Salmon and Chicken breasts, this pleasure cruise soon
turned into a pleasure feast! Stopping along the way to
point out hidden treasures of historic note, this tour of
Amsterdam by boat was something different than anything