An afternoon in Amsterdam

I visited Amsterdam on the last Sunday of the Amsterdam Light Festival (I’ll write a post about that fantastic event very soon!). Since I could only see the lights at night, I decided to spend all afternoon strolling around the city, scheduling being in museum and exhibits to another day.

I arrived at the Amsterdam Centraal at around 2 p.m. Immediately after leaving the station, I started hearing the sounds of street music and traveler selfies. The weather was pretty cold, but I could feel the warm, golden sunlight.

The first thing I did was discovering and visiting shops I don’t have at my hometown, such as Urban Outfitters, where I bought a watch with a worldmap on the display.

Next, I had lunch at Burger Fabriek, a really tiny restaurant with a friendy environment, fast service and delicious hamburgers.

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Mnhammy! That Dutch menu gave me enough energy for the rest of the afternoon.

It was the second time I ever was on that city and I feel like not even a month is enough to get to know the beautiful Amsterdam. It is one of a kind! Everything looks really harmonious, delicate, romantic and appealing to the eyes. See what I saw. 🙂

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I’ll take the Western train, just by the side of Amsterdam

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Pulling off a pair of Klompen!

Have you ever been to Amsterdam? What are the things you most enjoy doing there?

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Take me to church – Muziek in de Cathrien

Every Saturday, here in Eindhoven, there is held a different music activity at St. Catharinakerk, in the city Centrum. Last saturday, january 16, my father took me to listen to the Vocaal Ensemble Melos, which consisted of twelve female choir singers, along with dirigent Lucas Vis. For only 7 euros, we got to appreciate a beautiful moment of beautiful music from beautiful angelical voices. Among other works, they sang songs of Johannes Brahms, Max Reger and Giuseppe Verdi. I was the youngest person there, as most of the audience were aged people, who were wise enough and had enough culture and sensibility to enjoy classical music. It was a really relaxing moment when I could just get immersed in the choir’s voices.

After the show I walked around the church, to discover and photograph its wonders. It has a gothic style, full of interesting architectural features and has many amazing stained glass windows.

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I leave every church I visit with my mouth open, as they are all so amazing.

Have you ever been to a church to listen to music? Have you ever been to this church? Let me know!