I started my day by getting a round trip ticket to and from Amsterdam Central.
I could surely tell it was tourist season. After getting off the train I became part of a huge crush of people attempting to get onto the escalator to go down to the exit area.
I crossed all the tram tracks and the bike lanes and the traffic lanes and got around the construction zone in front of the station, and started down Damrak.
The church itself is being used as a museum housing an exhibit about the recent accession of King Wilhelm.
|Souvenirs left from the recent celebration|
I walked out into the middle of Dam Square so I could get a better view of Royal Palace.
There are also artist galleries, but this is the first time I've ever seen one totally full of cows!
The forecast for this day was sun, but clouds were gathering and I began to get concerned about a possible rain shower. And believing the forecast I had not brought along either an umbrella or a rain jacket.
By the time I got back to Damrak some sun was reappearing, so I stopped for lunch in a care in the Beur. I chose an old cheese sandwich.
Good day walking in the Jordann neighborhood. The guide book was right; it did give me an idea about how real people live here rather than what one sees if only visiting tourist sights!