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Re: France and Netherland
« Reply #70 on: 14 April 2016, 23:28:38 »
There is a shop selling Muffy, a lot of girls there buying....
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Re: France and Netherland
« Reply #71 on: 14 April 2016, 23:29:36 »
The open area ....
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Re: France and Netherland
« Reply #72 on: 14 April 2016, 23:31:17 »
There is a special garden housing the traditional variety. Traditional means those varieties which cause the Tulip disaster in Netherlands. Too bad that the flowers have yet to come.
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Re: France and Netherland
« Reply #73 on: 14 April 2016, 23:31:37 »
We were back to Amsterdam city center in the evening. A good time to walk around the city. Nice architecture there.

The first picture is the royal palace, then the new church and the largest shopping center Magna Plaza.
« Last Edit: 15 April 2016, 10:36:19 by hangchoi »
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Re: France and Netherland
« Reply #74 on: 15 April 2016, 10:41:02 »
The other side of the city is the famous Red Light District. It is interesting to see that the Old Church is close to Red Light District. I feel a harmony atmosphere when canals meet with city center.

The last picture shows the simplest male toilet I have ever seen.....
« Last Edit: 16 April 2016, 15:06:48 by hangchoi »
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« Reply #75 on: 15 April 2016, 10:46:37 »
Have to mention the dinner we had that night. We just walked in a nice decorated restaurant and found it very good. I am willing to give them Michelin star rating if I can. Foods are yummy, the ingredients of each dish matched wonderfully and gave us surprise, together with a reasonable wine list.
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Re: France and Netherland
« Reply #76 on: 15 April 2016, 10:51:31 »
Our second day in Amsterdam was Museum Day again. We went to Museum Plaza and visited Van Gogh Museum and Rijskmuseum.

There was a long queue when we arrived and it was a worthwhile visit. We spent about 3 hours there to go through the whole life of Van Gogh. The last picture is one of his famous painting Sunflower, this is one of the 4 copy that he made.

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Re: France and Netherland
« Reply #77 on: 15 April 2016, 11:02:36 »
Rijksmuseum is the largest museum in Netherlands. It has a large collection of Rembrandt's paintings, the number is even more than Rembrandt House Museum. There is a separate chamber for Rembrandt in this museum and the main painting is his "Night Watch".

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« Reply #78 on: 15 April 2016, 11:07:10 »
In addition to the paintings, it collects a lot of articles showing the history of Netherlands, especially their marine power. And a small library too.
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Re: France and Netherland
« Reply #79 on: 15 April 2016, 11:09:22 »
After the museum visit, we went to the city center and looked for the number 1 fries of the city, a long queue buying fresh and crispy fries......Yummy

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