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If you're into shopping, you might want to check out this street. There are plenty of shops here selling so many things for men and women. The only traffic here are tourists! Lots of them. In fact, through experience...crossing from one shop to another was quite a challenge.
I didn't shop, just went for a window shopping, enjoying a crowded walk there and taking photos every time I had the chance to :)
I'm not so sure how to get here, again it was by accident. We were walking from the Blomenmarkt and finally we were here. I think it's not that far from the Flower Market.
Till 31 october 2009 we have the Elephant Parade in Amsterdam. This are 112 art elephants through the city of Amsterdam. I tried to photograph all.
There are 2 shops were you can buy miniatures
One at Museumplein near the American Consulate other shop is in the Kalvertoren in the Kalverstraat near the Munt
you can buy miniatures 15 cm 50 euro 20cm 80 euro
2010 i saw them in Londen i think 2011 they will be in kopenhague.
Look for other or more places on elephantparade site
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Amsterdam for free: de papegaai
Walking in the busy Kalverstraat with shops of all kinds you will find a church that advertises with the slogan: a quarter of an hour for God.
This church is called the papegaai and is worth visiting. In 1578 the churches from Amsterdam are turned from catholic churches to reformed churches. In houses and other non striking buildings catholic churches were hidden. This houses often had a stone in the facade by which the house was known, because they didn´t have a good adres system. The stone of this house was a parrot (papegaai in dutch). The neogothic church which you see today was built in 1848 but still is known by the name of the parrot.
The church is open from 10:00 daily. For everybody to have their 15 minutes with God.
For me as a shopping addict Kalverstraat is heaven on earth!
Loads of nice shops, including Waterstones (english bookshop) and my favourite shop for bath bombs and soaps, called Lush. Try their fantastic bathbombs -- extremely lovely!
Amsterdam.What is a visit to...
What is a visit to the Netherlands if you haven't visited Amsterdam? There is a lot to do and see.
Get a canalride, it really is fun and you will see all the interesting places.
Amsterdam is a town to explore by walking around. So many nice places to see, visit the 'Albert Cuyp' market. Great way to do some shopping. There are more markets so I would advise you to get some information from the tourist office like a map so you know where to go to and how to walk.
Famous is the red light district. Everyone knows where it is. You should go to the 'Trompet street', it is a very narrow street, on both sides ladies behind the windows and many, many, many tourists walking.
If you love shopping go to 'Kalverstraat' and all streets there, many shops for shopaholics.
Visit the 'Dam'. There are many people just sitting, watching everyone go by or feeding the pigeons. There is also the palace.
Worth visiting is also 'Madame Tussaud'. Not as big as in London but well worth it.
Shopping. Nice shops in...
Shopping. Nice shops in Amsterdam are:
- Biba (jewelry), Nieuwe Hoogstraat 26
- Seventyfive (sneakers), Nieuwe Hoogstraat 24
- Zara, Kalverstraat 66
- Waterwinkel (all sorts of water), Roelof Hartstraat 10
- Bijenkorf, Damrak
- Shoebaloo (shoes)
- Skins Cosmetic Lounge
One of the busiest shopping streets in Amsterdam.
Don't forget to stop for tea or coffee in one of the many tea rooms.
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