It’s going well with the Corona virus trends here in The Netherlands. Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are rapidly declining while vaccination levels are rising.
So, as of last week, lockdown has eased somewhat, meaning that museums have opened again, under strict regulations of course. Mini me has been wanting to go to the Anne Frank House museum in Amsterdam for a while now. Both of our kids know Anne Frank’s story well, we just never actually went to the museum with them because, frankly, it’s always too packed. Now, with Corona restrictions in place, not many people are allowed in so we figured now would be the perfect time to go. We booked tickets in advance and this afternoon the four of us finally visited the famous annex behind the offices of Otto Frank’s company where the Frank family had been in hiding. Over the years I have been there 4 or 5 times but it was really good to visit this place with our kids.
After our visit we stopped for a bite to eat right outside the building, right beside the canal.
Junior then left to go and see his girlfriend while mini me, Mr Esther and I stayed in Amsterdam and walked around there for a bit. We also saw soccer fans dressed in orange walk around there as this evening The Netherlands plays its first soccer game in the European Championship against Ukraine. It’s an at home game, in Amsterdam.
We avoided the busiest shopping streets and at the end of the afternoon headed home again (first stopping for dinner in a small town not far from our home). Had some tea in our front garden…
… before this evening we too succumb to a little bit of orange fever. The shops and supermarkets have already started to go orange in honour of Dutch soccer these past two or so weeks….
… and now we are watching the Netherlands versus Ukraine soccer match. The score as I type this is 3-2, we’re nearing the end of the match.
It’s been lovely going to a museum, doing some sightseeing, eating nice food and having great summer weather to boot. It really feels like a holiday.