During my second week in Europe, my friends and I go on a self-guided walking tour of the Centrum. Upon arriving at Dam Square, the historical center of Amsterdam, we take a rest break at the National Monument.
An absolutely beautiful spring day attracts huge crowds of people to the National Monument where they relax and enjoy the warm and sunny weather.
In the shadow of the National Monument we come across a horse and carriage for hire. The horse and carriage seem to be as much of a tourist attraction as the National Monument itself as we observe people posing for photographs.
During my second week in Europe, my friends and I go for some sight-seeing in Amsterdam with a stop on Dam Square, the historical center of Amsterdam.
In this period of time leading up to Easter weekend a carnival was erected in the area in front of the Royal Palace. Huge crowds of people are attracted to the thrilling sounds and pulsing energy of carnival rides, games of chance and cotton candy.
Beautiful spring weather helps to bring people out to enjoy the day in the shadow of the National Monument.