I went to Amsterdam with Will, AJ and Matt this weekend. It was good fun, except that the traffic makes no sense there. What looks like a sidewalk could very well be an extension of the road, or a bike path, and pedestrians never have the right of way. And bikes were everywhere, which makes sense given the approximate €13 price of gasoline in the area. A very lively city, especially at night.
Then we went to Zaanse Schans, which was out in the country, and walked by some of Holland's oldest windmills by the River Zaan.
This windmill, called De Kat was used as a dye mill. According to the Zaans Molenmuseum, this is probably the last wind-powered dye mill in the world.
Windmills line the Zaan River.