We arrived in Amsterdam this afternoon by train. The walk from the station to our hotel was a wet one. It is POURING here, so we waited in the little restaurant underneath our room with a pint before venturing out. Dutch is a bit harder to master than French or Italian, so we are lucky that English seems to be widely used here. Everyone is so nice, and the city is charming even in the rain. We will be here only two days before heading back to Portland. Early bedtime tonight and the Anne Frank House tomorrow, very excited!