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【CITY SERIES】Amsterdam ｜Netherlands
The Netherlands, one of my favourite countries. Love their graphic designs, like street posters, museum brochures and even their City Card has great branding identity. Love their history, their adventures ( from a book called < New Silk Road > I learned that it was once the only country dared to challenge the neighbour empire. ) and trading geniuses ( not the cruel part though ) and flowers and plants they brought back from different places then cultivate them locally. Love their International food, all kinds of cuisines available. Love their rich history of lots of great artists, Van Gogh especially. Love their super flat lands with cute sheep ( when they stand still and stare) and cows. What’s more…Well…Lots of activities and things to do. ohh and their farming too ( smart farming to use less land to produce more food, a brilliant idea), where we get some supermarket supplies from. And the canals plus bike riding along the canals. It’s hard to believe the city is below the sea level. It is so unique and has strong great characters.
In this post I will share some photos from 3 visits as in Nov 2014 ( a quick passing by), Nov 2016 ( another passing by) and Feb 2019 ( a true visit).
We bought Amsterdam card. But so hard to get all the activities done. It needed some planning skill to match the location and opening time. Van Gogh museum ticket was included in the card. We used it to the most we could, including the public trams, cruise, tulip museum, and Amsterdam botanic garden. We had planned to visit the wind mills but we missed the time and it was too far. Instead we visited places in close location clusters.
Still, there are more to visit. We will wait till the normality is back and people can move freely and safely again. It will always worthy of a new visit, because for me, Amsterdam is always new, always updating and they are “iAmsterdam”!