Amsterdam, Netherlands May 2013

Rembrandtplein

Rembrandtplein, the Night Watch in 3D

This my last May travel post! At the end of my parents’ visit, they decided to spend a couple of days in Amsterdam. Because I had the day off and my parents had a lot of luggage, I took the train with them and spent a few hours enjoying the beautiful weather and a few sites in Amsterdam with my Mom and Dad.  I have always considered Amsterdam one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever visited, so I loved being able to walk along the canals, buy tulips, and eat poffertjes with my parents!

 

My parents' hotel, the NH Schiller in Rembrandtplein

My parents’ hotel, the NH Schiller in Rembrandtplein

 

View from the hotel room

View from the hotel room

 

No smoking cigarettes or marijuana in the room!

No smoking – marijuana or cigarettes – in the room!

 

Mom in all Ralph Lauren after our shopping trip!

Mom in all Ralph Lauren after our shopping trip!

 

Mom and Dad in Rembrandtplein

Mom and Dad in Rembrandtplein

 

Munttoren in the Muntplein

Munttoren in the Muntplein

 

Walking along the canal to the Flower Market

Walking along the canal to the Bloemenmarkt, or Flower Market

 

The Bloemenmarkt, the world's only floating Flower Markt - my parents bought me the tulips in the lower righthand corner!

The Bloemenmarkt, the world’s only floating Flower Markt – my parents bought me the tulips in the lower righthand corner!

 

My tulips from the Bloemenmarkt!

My tulips from the Bloemenmarkt!

 

Breaktime for poffertjes!

Breaktime for poffertjes! (and with my tulips, haha)

 

Mom and Dad with their poffertjes (and hot chocolate and beer, respectively)

Mom and Dad with their poffertjes (and their hot chocolate and beer, respectively)

 

Yummmm! Poffertjes!

Yummmm! Poffertjes!

 

Spending our last hours together walking around Amsterdam toward the train station

Spending our last hours together walking around Amsterdam toward the train station

 

A church on one of the canals

A church on one of the canals

 

Row houses on the canal

Row houses on the canal

 

View of a canal from one of the bridges

View of a canal from one of the bridges

 

Always so many bikes!

Always so many bikes!

 

Mom and Dad with one of the beautiful canals behind them

Mom and Dad with one of the beautiful canals behind them

 

Walking along the canal

Walking along the canal

 

Beautiful old bridge

Beautiful old bridge

 

Dam Square, with the National Monument and De Bijenkorf (luxury department store) in view

Dam Square, with the National Monument and De Bijenkorf (luxury department store) in view

 

Dam Square, Royal Palace

Dam Square, Royal Palace

 

Dam Square, Nieuwe Kerk

Dam Square, Nieuwe Kerk

 

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