Posted at 7:56 am , on August 4, 2015
Amsterdam streets were pulsing with lively crowd, trying to get around on foot and on bikes, not to mention a lot of cars. A few shops with characteristic for the Nederland’s capital symbol was advertising lucky escape in a form of cigarettes or a nice piece of cake for anyone who was interested in crossing the borders to a different world, losing control or having a laugh. The sellers were usually young, presenting their stock stuck on shelves behind the glass, not even trying to make it look appealing, with cake sitting comfortable on the platter behind a plastic screen, neatly cut into perfectly square pieces. As one of the sellers said, the cake is usually chocolate with a hint of ganja which you would not even taste as other ingredients are overwhelming.
Posted at 7:40 am , on July 21, 2015
During the day the Red Light District is rather peacefully asleep, giving its space to the crowds of tourists penetrating the town in the search of amazing things to see and do. The labyrinth of water canals and countless number of bridges resemble Venice and the best way to admire it is to get on a boat and let the skilled boatmen show you around. Then walk, trying to avoid extensive bike traffic, from one side of the canal to another, admiring high and equally old buildings with the stairs so narrow that any furniture you can find in them today has to be lifted up and delivered through the wide windows with the use of a hook attached to the roof.
Posted at 8:53 am , on November 2, 2014
Ok, let me start with making a little confession. I am absolutely rubbish when it comes to planning our holidays! O yes!
Last time we went to Poland by car, we decided to stop in Amsterdam for three days, just to have an opportunity to explore the town. I booked 3 nights in a hotel and was sure all is sorted. Then, about a week before we went, I noticed, that we do not really have any accommodation booked for one night! My calculations went through the roof. The hotel which I booked for us months before was now quite expansive, so I needed to find an alternative. And I did! We decided to stop for one night in Rotterdam, and I am really glad we did!