Today it was raining so much that I couldn't walk... But still, I managed to walk quite a lot.
I started my day at the flower market. Because of the bad weather, a lot of flower shops were closed, but I still enjoyed the view of the pretty tulips.... I bought some bulbs for my friend's garden, she'll be thrilled.
The flower market
and me all frozen
Next I walked quite a lot through the pouring rain (and I lived a movie moment when a truck splashed water all over me!!!) to go to the Holland experience, a 3D movie that was advertised and praised. It was quite good, although I wasn't crazy about it.
Next to it though, is the Rembrandt house. Rembrant's house and studio with hundreds of paintings, etchings and some of his tools. He was also an arts dealer, so as opposed to Van Gogh, the guy was loaded. The house was huge!
This is a picture of his studio.
Don't know if I was allowed to take pictures, hehehe
After Rembrandt's house the time was 4:30. It was dark, but thankfully the rain had stopped. I started walking towards the centre again and found myself in a pretty square with restaurants and bars. I had lunch/dinner at a picturesque little italian restaurant. The food was very good and the service excellent.
Then I walked some more. I went one more time to Kalverstraat and looked through the windows - no shopping this time! I walked to Dam square and looked at the beautifully lit buildings, the Palace, the Magna Plaza...
I went down the road to see all the places I visited these past four days....
I didn't want to go to the hotel yet.
But it was freezing cold and the streets, after 6:30 were deserted. It was, unfortunately, time to take the tram back.
I will cherish these four days forever, I had a wonderful time and if I may paraphrase a well-known song, I think
I left my heart in Amsterdam!
See you from London,
Tot-ziens for the last time!
The most beautiful view I've
seen from a bridge in