A cultural day
Amsterdam Travel Blog› entry 3 of 3 › view all entries
December 2nd, 2007 – by: tirsomaldonado
When we finished our tour, it was pouring big time! Waow, it never stopped raining. We couldn’t go back walking, so we took a tranv back to the Flower Market. There we got in one of those coffee places next to a flower shop. What did I have? Well, the Dutch oficial drink… a Heineken! In all our weekend we haven´t had any problems communicating as most of the people speak English quite fluent. And from there we went to a cool restaurant! Its name was “La Place” … Well, let me explain, as it is something I hadnt seen before. It is a two floor building with lots of small restaurants cooking all kind of dishes (Thai, Italian, Duth and many others). You just grab whatever you like and then there is a counter where you pay for everything you have ordered.
After having lunch we went to a cafeteria to have a nice capuccino and we went to buy some souvenirs. Ohhh big surprise! I found so many patches from countries I had visited… now I have to seal them all in my new jacket! It is funny how many collections I have already started (patches, cups, magnets, t-shirts, travel guides, maps, etc) and who knows how many I will start in my new journeys.. ☺
Interesting fact: All around Ámsterdam you find three crosses.
Also it is interesting to know that all windmills in the city and in the outskirts are dated from the 16th-17th century. And in all of them there is people living in and taking care of them.
Ok, well that´s all for this long weekend! I am in the plane just putting together my notes… My head is already spinning thinking where to go next… this is addictive!
Last tip: Do not have mushrooms! It is not a good idea! And I strongly recommend to go out around Rembrandtplein…
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