Off to Amsterdam again using the trolley. We thought we had the hang of the trolley ---- we knew what stop we wanted to get off at and we pushed the button to request the stop but somehow we didn't realize that we had to push a button by the door once the trolley had stopped to open the door. Off to the next stop we went. We got on a different trolley at the next stop and managed to get near to where we wanted to be. If we stayed a couple of more weeks we might figure it all out!

Traffic jam, canal style. If you look real close you can see a bit of blue in the sky.

The building is the middle is a church I think --- it has the word Kerk (church) on it but that's it.

One last Amsterdam canal scene.

One last Amsterdam church .... see the blue sky.

Carriage rides are not very popular here. We only saw a couple of horse and carriages.

We decided it was time for a change of scenery so we walked over to Central Station and got on a train for Haarlem. It's about a 15 minute train ride. There's a train station near our hotel so on the way back we stopped at it and grabbed the tram for a 1 stop ride.

The Grote Kerk in Haarlem.

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We picked up a walking tour of Haarlem from the local information center. Of course there were a number of churches on the tour. We had trouble finding the church in the right hand photo (it's the oldest church in Haarlem). When we did find it, I decided to walk around it and was very surprised with what I saw. In a building beside the church was a woman sitting in a window wearing something red and black garters. I didn't realize that Haarlem had a red light district and I was even more surprised I stumbled on it beside a church.

This was the first street we saw that had identical buildings on it.

How much is that doggy in the window?

A drawbridge on the canal.

The two building on the right was a brewery many years ago. I thought the other 2 tall buildings were interesting with the sailboat masts.

A windmill on the canal.

Most of the boats on the canal here are ocean going boats but there were a few house boats. I thought this one was really cute.