The weather is turning cooler and I really needed my sweater for most of the day.  We decided to go explore the Nine Streets, a small shopping area, in the canal ring, which is about 400 years old.  It is mostly boutiques and designer shops with a restaurant of coffee bar on every block. Window shopping at its finest!

Not all the clothes were this crazy.

Not all the clothes were this crazy.

I took so many pictures of the quirky displays in the shop windows, I think I’ll just post the images for you.

gorgeous silk shop

gorgeous silk shop

In front of the flower shop.  Some kind of tulips.

In front of the flower shop. Some kind of tulips.

funky shoes

funky shoes

Bicycle bells

Bicycle bells

Cheese and Pumpkins

Cheese and Pumpkins

We walked and walked!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We stopped at a great lunch place called Du Cap a couple of blocks from “home” for (I just couldn’t resist) my last gin and tonic and we shared a lovely shrimp salad and a charcuterie platter.  The vases on the tables were all gin bottles with a fresh flower or two.  After lunch we visited the bakery for fresh bread for dinner.

We took it easy the whole rest of the day, packing, reading, cleaning up the place and I did a little yoga.

 

 

 

 

Vittoria came to check us out around 6 and we totally passed so we will get our 500 euro damage deposit back in full through Paypal.  No surprises here.

We finished off the soup and cheese in the fridge for dinner.


Comments

Window Shopping — 4 Comments

  1. I think the flowers are fall-blooming Dutch crocuses. They are beautiful. Thanks for all your wonderful posts!

  2. Interesting and colorful pictures Jan. I love reading about your day, the unfamiliar, and the everyday- all with beauty!

  3. Loved your photos and your very interesting day. I did not realize you were leaving Amsterdam so soon. Can’t wait to travel with you to the next stop.

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