This week, my mother came to Amsterdam to visit me. She stayed at my place for a few days.
I had to show her an other side of Amsterdam, not the usual sightseeing things like the Dam Square or the Red Light district. It’s not the first time for my mother in Amsterdam. When I was younger we went a several times to Amsterdam, the capitol of our country The Netherlands. My parents didn’t like Amsterdam that much as I do. But since I live here, I wanted to show them the ‘real’ Amsterdam.
The first day my mother and I took a stroll in the Vondelpark. The weather was nice and it was quiet. My mother found it very calm.
Right next to the Vondelpark, the famous and expensive street ‘ P.C Hooftstraat ‘
We went shopping and had a lovely lunch at Bagels&Beans
After lunch we went shopping again through the ‘Negen Straatjes’. These streets have lots of lovely boutiques such as COS, Verlour, lots of secondhand shops and lunchrooms. If you looking for alternative clothes and ‘real’ Amsterdam, go check that out!
After a long day of shopping we ate dinner at Oriental China in China town.
That was very tasty.
Food at Oriental: Chicken feet. Very exotic.
I planned to go to the cinema after dinner, so we went to see ‘ About Time ‘.
Lovely movie with Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy and Domhnall Gleeson.
The film was so lovely to watch. I like those cheesy love stories.
The movie was allright, a bit too long I think for a romantic love story. It was 123 min long. If it was me, I found that 100 min. will do.
After the movie, we went back to my room in Amsterdam.
We had a long day after all.
The next day we went to the famous warehouse ‘ De Bijenkorf ‘. I introduced my mother to some of my collegues and friends.
After that, we took the train back to Breda.
It was a lovely 2 days with my mother and hopefully she can come more often.
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