23 May 2009
Amsterdam and its surrounding areas are designed for bicycles...which works well for me. Everyone here rides bikes. I got on a well marked bike path with signs pointed towards Amsterdam and started going. The country here is beautiful, and it wasn't long before I found a park with dirt trails on it to run on. I was so excited, because it ran parallel to the path (so I wouldn't get lost). Well, a couple minutes later I was lost (the trail made me miss some signs...), so I got back onto the bike path and asked a woman on a bicycle how to get to the center of town. She rode next to me for a good mile and then pointed me in the right direction. I got into town in well under an hour.
Two hours after I landed, I was standing in front of Rembrandt's Night Watch at the Rijksmuseum.