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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Of Waffles and Masterpieces

The last full day, Saturday, found us in full tourist mode. We walked around the city for one last hurrah, shopping for souvenirs and soaking in memories. We could not go in the palace because it was closed for renovations but we went window shopping at the Magna Plaza and wandered through the Nieuwe Kerk, which was holding an exhibition called “Black is Beautiful.” We finally made our way over to the Museumplein, visiting the Rijksmuseum which was slightly smaller than usual due to construction, followed by a quick walk by the Van Gogh Museum. We got some extraordinary waffles at a stand on the Museumplein and then strolled our way by a save the pigs protest, back towards the city center, passing the Vondelpark and Leidseplein on the way. When we finally caught the tram to our hotel, we were exhausted but happily so – the weather that had been sunny all day transformed into a steady mist. Quintessentially Amsterdam!


Blogger b_saffold said...

What is the "Black is Beautiful" exhibit? How was the Van Gogh Museum? I really need a vacation from LA...and come to Europe!!!

August 18, 2008 at 5:44 PM  
Blogger maskiell said...

Man, I can still taste those waffles!!!

August 20, 2008 at 3:15 PM  

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