The Royal Palace in Dam...
The Royal Palace in Dam Square
This place is lovely, too bad I had no time to enter the Palace to visit.
The Dam area is crowded of people at all times day and night.
The Dam is actually a very large road that connects the center of the town. Shops all around here.
Please, all you dutch friends of mine, don't kill me if I say nonsenses!
Amsterdam's architecture delighted me. My idea of typical Dutch house is narrow, tall, with lots of windows, steep rooftop and a kind of look that reminds me of doll's houses - i was fascinated walking around streets and kept looking up. The steep roofs make a unique wonderful rooftop scenario, mainly in those charming tree lined streets by the cannels.
next to the Rijksmuseum
The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, set in its historic home designed by P.J.H. Cuypers, houses the largest collection of art and history in the Netherlands. The museum has an internationally renowned collection based around the paintings of the seventeenth-century Dutch Republic, the Golden Age, including twenty works by Rembrandt, four by Vermeer and numerous other paintings by artists such as Frans Hals and Jan Steen. Displayed at the very heart of the museum is Rembrandt’s Night Watch. But the museum houses more than just paintings: there are superb collections of silver, delftware, doll’s houses, prints, drawings, the mysterious Asiatic art and a recent completely renovated presentation on Dutch history. Works of art on paper, prints and drawings and since 1996 the photographic collection, are shown four times a year in different exhibitions. Prices:
< 19: free
Adults (from 19): € 9
Entrance free: museum pass holders (Rijksmuseum Year Card, National Museum Year Card/MJK, ICOM, ICOMUS), members of Vereniging Rembrandt, members KOG, members Vrienden van de Aziatische Kunst, UNESCO.
Reduction 50 %: Rabo/MJK, NS/MJK.
Stadspas holders pay € 7,20
For some exhibitions there is an additional surcharge.
Last minutes shopping rush....
All stores are about to close in 30 minutes.... we enter Magna Plaza just to have a look inside it, as we were told it has very beautiful decoration being an ex Central Post Office....
Two completely lost young Brit gals rush to us and ask where they can find Cinderella shop....
- Oh, it's on Kalverstraat
- Oh, where? where? Show it to us! (and they poke unto us a crumpled city map).
We show, they seem relieved....
- Is it the place where we can buy party gowns?
- Errr, not exactly... we think it's a shoe shop... More over it's closing in 15 minutes.
In a minute fraction we see the gals rushing to Magna's exit.... hope, they'll have luck!