Holland Day 5,6,7: Dam Square, Amsterdam
Posted June 9, 2011on:
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I basically just rest, play and shop the first three days in Amsterdam. Besides I caught a little bit cold because not brought my wind jacket for occasional chilly wind and my SO had his corporate event in Amsterdam, hence I only stayed and moved around in the city centre for these days. Nothing fancy, just lived according to local pace.
Popular Dam Square, it was 10-15 minutes walk from Central train station or you could take a tram. You could find a lot of tourist-oriented shop/service, restaurant, coffee shop and shopping malls here. The next building in the picture is NL upmarket department store – De Bijenkorf (LV, Hermes and Burberry also situated here).
The Royal Palace in the centre picture, it was still under renovation at that time. The 5-story Swedish H&M flagship fashion store was located in the former ABN-AMRO building.
There were many tourist attractions in this area, some have very good deal. We bought a discounted ticket of Madame Tussauds at €16/adult (entry after 3pm) and the best was we need not to queue for entry at Madame Tussaud’s wax museum.
Inside Madame Tussauds wax museum.
(Left) Briefing from a giant figure (Right) Some old times displays
then proceed to a scary journey…
Did you recognize them?
Long missed Chinese noodles… though not exactly authentic. Here you can see a lot of Chinese restaurants at almost every corner. Few Asian restaurants like Thai, Malaysia and Indonesia were also can be found near by the Dam Square.
I guess this is the Chinatown? The only street sign in Chinese I had seen in Holland…
Occasionally we would pass by the famous Red Light District few times a day to our destination, a place with legalized window sex shopping, pubs and night life.
Mounted polices were patrolling in the area.
Strolling around the beautiful canals was part of my daily routine…
One kind of the boat houses.
The Oude Kerk (Old Church) located in the centre of Red Light District.
Survey the Amsterdam city map in the hotel.
Part of my haul in Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
– Have a nice day –