Centraal Time

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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 Amsterdam’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 dessert).

 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 session…

 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 didn’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 didn’t approach the wow factor as something new and exciting.

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We loved the artwork (graffitti?) …
We loved the artwork (graffitti?)…
Same house - another cool picture!
Same house - another cool picture!
...and how delightful to have cana…
...and how delightful to have can…
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