So the next morning I woke up at the time we agreed to make the train, according to the schedule. I told Micah it was time to get up and he muttered something and stayed in bed. I showered, told Micah he should get up, Micah muttered again. I munched some food, told Micah we had 15 minutes before we had to leave, he told me that we had over an hour. All I had to say was "Daylight Savings time" and he flew out of bed. He replied: "OH!" He threw all his stuff together and we were on our way. We got to the train station at 0900.
Today's travel plan is to go from Amsterdam to Brussels, passing thru some part of France to connect to the Chunnel and on to London, then to Boston. Our first train arrived, and we were told that we had to have had our seats already reserved. But the next train would not make it to Brussels in time to make the connection. So we talked to a train guy, and since this particular train was affiliated with Eurostar, he said he could sell us some extension tickets. The tickets cost 42 Gilders. Neither Micah or I had Gilders on us. So I paid in dollars (12 bucks) and Micah paid in pounds (7 sterling). Best money we spent on this trip, and I got a good lesson in the European train schedules & practices.
We switched to Eurostar in Brussels and had 30 minutes layover. We saw the countryside during the day this time.