The Smiths are mobile! We rented a car for the weekend so we could see some of the surrounding area. In about the same amount of time it would take us to get to Topeka, we could be in either The Hague, Rotterdam, or even back in Amsterdam. Even closer is the “town” of Leiden. It has a very charming center of town with canals, cafes, and important buildings.
A couple views from the Burcht.
And along the canals:
Leiden also had a really great market scene going on. Here’s a shot of what we picked up. Any guesses on the cost?
It wasn’t all fun and games, though. A 70euro parking ticket is a bit of a downer. The price you pay when we can’t read anything and are never really sure how things work.
From Leiden we continued heading west as far as we could.
I paid for parking this time. 60euro cents for 30 minutes. Hooray for legitimacy! 30 minutes was about all we needed. Philosophy tends to take over when you’re watching waves crash over and over and that’s not fun for anybody.