Downtown canal scene
Diamond polisher at work
Slept in again and after another heroic breakfast provided by our hosts, caught our trusty number 2 tram to Centraal Station. After a bit of wandering, located the start point for a city tour by bus, bought tickets and boarded. Turned out to be a low-value affair, with the GPS-driven, taped commentary giving up the ghost early on and the only real stop being made at a diamond factory where we were shown how the gems are polished and then herded in to a sales room. Thence to the souvenir shop, the cafe for a free coffee (buns extra), back on the replacement bus (GPS guide now working) and back to city center.
Mildly disappointed, we caught a tram to the Van Gogh (pronounced Von Gock) Museum which was rather more of an art gallery than a museum. We splurged on the audio guide and set off with thousands of others to shuffle past hundreds of his lesser-known works. Frankly, if these had been done by anyone else, they wouldn't have rated a second glance. However, several of his famous works were also present and some I'd never seen but quite liked.
Tired and all arted-out, we trammed home and collapsed for the night. Tomorrow the river cruise begins, if we can find the departure point.