We decided to get something to eat first so we walked for a bit until we came to a little cafe/bakery. I just let each of the kids choose a giant pastry of some sort, and Richard and I split a giant sandwich. It was all really good.
I wish I had taken a picture of the boat. It wasn't too big, and our captain stood behind the wheel. There were two other passengers, two Korean twenty-something girls from L.A. who were smitten with the kids. The took glamour shots of each other during the whole tour, which really amused Richard and I. They were really sweet though and good company. They weren't so much interested in what our captain/tour guide had to say, so he spoke softly mostly to Richard, who sat close by and asked questions and listened attentively.
We weren't really sure what to do next, so we just took a bus to the Anne Frank House and Museum. The queue to get in was FOUR hours long. That wasn't going to happen. My original plan was that Richard could take the kids to a park while I went into the museum but it was too cold for a park. We've since learned that Easter weekend is one of the busiest travel weekends in the year because it is sandwiched by two holidays and so we should have anticipated the crowds. From there we tried the Van Gogh museum but it was the same story. We were feeling pretty discouraged and disappointed by now, and the kids were restless and hungry. Our public transport passes were about to expire soon too so we decided to catch a bus to a pancake house someone had recommended and call it a day. It took longer than expected to get to the Pancake House, but it was in a really fun part of the city and I'm glad we had the chance to walk around there and see more than just the central part of town.
I had a pancake with mangoes, slagroom, coconut flakes and pistachio gelato. Soooo delicious.