I really hope IV is four in Roman Numerals? Someone? Anyone?
Here we are! Finally on day four…the final day in Amsterdam (since we left bright and painfully early the next day). I was DETERMINED to get my stroopwaffle on the last day. And maybe a pancake, but definitely a stroopwaffle. I did detailed research the night before (#priorities) and learned that Lanskroon is the best place in Amsterdam for hot, fresh, gooey stroopwaffles. So, off we went..
Fail. He looks good though. Also…look at my hand…. what haha
The verdict? They were good, but not omgoutofthisworld good like I was hoping. I actually think the packaged ones are just as good or even better and the whole pack costs half as much as one of those things. I still ate the whole thing plus part of his because after all that fussing and bitchin’, I had to. And they were good so no regrets hah. That’s probably a “you’re so annoying” face.
Sufficiently full and smelling like fried everything, I didn’t really want a pancake anymore. We walked through the center a bit more, Luis had a sandwich (of course), then we stopped in a few stores (including Zara where I drenched myself in perfume….). Look at this holiday CRAZINESS!!!!!
We stopped in a cafe along the river for some coffee and tea and to chit chat for awhile. It was our last day and we were without a plan, so it was exactly what I wanted to do. By the time we made it out, it was dark and cooooold.
We walked and walked and walked and had a destination of an Indonesian restaurant that came highly recommended on Google!! We wanted to try Indonesian food because …when in Rome (but not really). We figured Amsterdam was the place to do it and read that the traditional _____ were the best way to get a taste of everything. The “lowest level” menu comes with about 8 ‘main dishes’ and 3 sides plus rice to share.
All ranges from super spicy to mildly spiced and there was a variety of things to try- from eggs, to chicken, beef, lamb, and more. There were veggies, lots of peanut things, and lots of coconut. My favorite items were the chicken satay with the peanut sauce and the veggies in a spicy coconut sauce. We loved trying everything, but I think for the price they charge- the portions should have been a bit bigger. It was a enough for me, but Luis eats for three so there could have been more. It was a really great experience, though, and something I would 100% recommend if you are in Amsterdam and have had your waffles, pancakes, and pomme frites (french fries) and are ready for something different and interesting.
That was it for our trip!! We headed back to the AirBnB and 3 hours later, we were up for our early (seriously, why do planes even exist that early?!) flight back to Madrid for a wonderful celebration of New Year’s!!!
I can’t think of a better way to end what was one of the best years of my life and move into what will surely be even better.