Sunday, April 15, 2012

Scenes from Amsterdam

Cafés on the Leidseplein

What I like most about Amsterdam is that it's a compact city and therefore, easy to explore. With two days to roam around and bright sunshine to boot, I was able to cover quite a bit of territory and still had plenty of time to sit at the cafés with good friends.

DHL Express

So how does DHL Express deliver packages in canal lined Amsterdam? By cruise boat, of course. I thought at first this was one of those boats used for canal tours along the waterways of Amsterdam. But the color gave it away.


One fun way for adventurous visitors to see the city when walking is not an option is by taking a three wheeled "smart" tricycle.

Apple Store


Have problems with your I gadgets? No worries. There are a number of service people wating to help you at the new Apple Store on the Leidseplein. But the hightlight here is not the IPad nor the IPhone, rather it is the gleaming glass staircase. This store is in the old AMRO building on the Leidseplein and from what I heard, it's one of the biggest Apple outlets in Europe.


What happened to all the flowers at the Flower Market on the Singel? The florists have been replaced by souvenir shops. Sad.

L'Opera, Rembrandsplein


Where have all the folks gone? It's a little bit chilly out this evening and the seats were getting cold. Hardly an "okole" warmer! My friends and I were comfortably ensconced indoors in L'Opera's beautiful art deco inspired dining room where we were well fed. Eet smakelijk.

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Images by Charie

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