We loved the artwork (graffitti?) on a house we walked past during our first jaunt through Amsterdam.
This time we stayed aboard the entire way back to Amsterdamâ€™s
Centraal Station in the heart of downtown. Talk about night and day, everything was open
here. But our first impression was not entirely favorable because it
seemed to be throbbing mass of humanity plodding about an endless succession of
trash & trinket shops. We did find a nice spot for dinner, an Italian
restaurant named November, where the food was unremarkable, but Kim had
an excellent flight of wine (a Veltliner from Austria,
a French Merlot and desert wine that went well with her cheese plate for
The entertainment was grand
though. November is a couple doors down from a coffee shop and
there was a dude sitting alone at a wee table in front of the coffee shop,
contentedly grinning while puffing away three enormous joints while we
ate! We thought he must have lived above the shop and just floated home
after his sessionâ€¦
On the way back to Centraal Kim picked up
a baguette and round of Gouda
for breakfast and/or lunch tomorrow. We took the train home since it
didnâ€™t cost anything, but discovered it takes about thirty minutes! We capped
our first full day with a nightcap at Citizen M, Kim ordering genever straight
up. I took a sip, but as I pretty much stick to beer had no
opinion.....Kim thought it was good, but didnâ€™t approach the wow factor as
something new and exciting.
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