"Down South invasion: September 6, 2011. Part 1" Top 5 Page for this destination Amsterdam Travelogue by pieter_jan_v

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Oh so sweet
Starting Point: l'Opera

6 September 2011 was a Tuesday, a bit unusual day for a VT-meeting especial when a storm is passing. Nonetheless, we Dutchies were crazy enough to welcome Ann & Howie on their European round trip.

The attendees:

AussieBarney, Barney - The V.T. Mascot from Australia
aussirose, Ann & Howard from Perth
bijo69; Birgit from Berlin
dila; Diana from Amsterdam
oxymoron, Mary from Edinburgh
pieter_jan_v, Pieter Jan & Swanèt from Hengelo

Chocolate detour

Due to the rain we had a Plan A, B and C.

We skipped a visit to the Waterlooplein fleamarket (not much market due to the weather), but headed straight to the Staalstraat with it's special small shops and lovely view onto the Zuiderkerk church.

The Mint

Along café De Jaren (one of the best coffee makers in town) towards the Mint. Umbrella's were needed.

Kalvertoren lookoff

Birgit was in need of more memory to store her photo's, so we made a detour to the Kalvertoren shopping mall. While there, we climbed the stairs to have a lookoff to a wet old town Amsterdam.

Begijnhof visit

Another challange was to find a shop where Howie could get his glasses fixed; well one of the thingies that interfaces with his nose. In this process we made a quick stop and go visit to the Begijnhof with its Wooden House.

Flower market

As the rain was very persistent Howie both a true Amsterdam umbrella at the Flower Market.

Amsterdam Municipal Archives

On our way to the Heineken Experience we mad a stop at De Bazel building, a previous bank building converted into the new home of the Amsterdam Municipal Archives.

Goto: The Heineken Experience.

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