Studded with infinite number of canals and hash-selling coffeeshops, I can understand why some of the world’s best creative works hail from this quaint city to 2 million (if that little memory department in my brain doesn’t fail), when I paid a visit last summer. Perhaps Rembrandt felt the same, when he chose to produce his finest masterpieces over 2 decades in this same city.
The locals are apparently famously friendly… only if you aren’t Chinese, given what we’ve unfortunately experienced. The city’s beautiful and most definitely worth a 3-day visit. Just be prepared to be ignored by the service staff, pushed and shoved upon, and taunted on the streets, should you happen to be a Chinese. Oh well, there really isn’t a point getting angry with their ignorance and lack of respect.
I’m lousy with reviews, so I’ll leave you to enjoy the following photographs instead.
You start here via train
In the city
I wish I could travel to work in one of these…
I want a home like this
Dance with me
Breakfast comes with a Dunhill Frost and Heineken
Woo hoo! Free beer upstairs!
Ron & I on our tenth glass (ya right)
Candid shot of Ron & I – really love this
Ron taking a shot out of the window from the windmill
Climbing these stairs is a complete torture
Goats from the countryside
By the Windmills
Paint Rembrandt used
Jerm shoots from the edge of the Windmill
Can you fit?
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