I was a little worried about the looooong flights (9 hours on the way over, 7 hours on the way back) but they actually weren't too bad. We were able to get a little sleep on the red eye over and woke up to:
Took a train from the airport to the main station and walked to the hotel, which was right at dam square. We walked around a bit.
The first day we went to a barber shop/bar and Dollar got a nice haircut and straight razor shave. I did some yarn shopping. I think we went back to the hotel to pass out for a bit. Then went out to find some dinner:
We found a Korean BBQ place where you can cook your food right at the table (which I love):
It was really good. The format was interesting- it's fixed price and you get five rounds of food, with each person ordering up to three things. We only made it through three rounds. It was funny, we walked in without a reservation and were told we could have a table but we couldn't stay for more than two hours (because of a reservation at a specific time). Ha ha ha, oh Europe. We just said, "Yeah, that's... that won't be a problem."
There was no language barrier; literally every person we encountered spoke English. We got the hang of restaurants and cafes after a couple days- just seat yourself when you enter and go up to the register when you're ready to pay. More pictures to come- we visited lots of museums and took a couple small day trips outside of the city.