One luxury of going away is the chance to eat food that you don't have to prepare, cook or clear up from. Our first evening we had lamb shank, seared sprouts and carrot and parsnip puree followed by buttermilk pancakes, poached pear and ice-cream. It was delicious but the meal was on the pricey side for us. The second evening we headed off to the Red Light District for Thai food at The Bird, reasonable prices and huge portions which were absolutely delicious, I recommend it. We finished off yesterday with a breakfast of tea, coffee,pastries and cookies in Vondel park and a midday meal of tomato soup, weiss bier and bitterballen in the sunshine at the Dutch Table restaurant. I am glad I do not know how many calories we managed to fit into two and a half days. Let's just say that, apart from a largish cheese which needs eating, it is back something a bit more abstemious now!
|Vondel Park right next to the hotel so it was our breakfast spot|
|In the Royal Palace|
|You see outdoor chess sets so often on the Continent. We didn't have time to play,|