Museumplein En De Pijp
And the travel diaries continue. This time I'm sharing with you photos from our second day in Amsterdam. Penguin and I spent a good few hours at Museumplein in the morning just admiring everything from the surroundings to the tourists going about their selfie businesses in front of Rijks and the I Amsterdam sign; old street performers playing instruments along the sidewalks to locals, both children and adults, playing football on the open fields. The weather was absolutely perfect despite a little chill here and there when the wind blew. But when it did, I was reminded so much of what I had been missing out on having lived under Macau's gloomy weather for so long.
We came in a little earlier so it wasn't crowded just yet and needless to say was easier to take photos in front of the Rijks and the famous I Love Amsterdam sign without having to compete for a spot with other tourists. By the time we left at around noon, people have already begun piling up.
Then in the afternoon we went to The Pijp, a local neighbourhood which I have come to realize is more of a ghost town. In a good way though. The streets weren't crammed up with tourists which gave Penguin and I more flexibility in taking photos as we walked along the streets. We also found this cute little restaurant that oh-my-goodness, served one of the best tasting pastas I've ever tried. No kidding. And I was expecting that in Italy but I'm not even there yet.
I did research a bit on The Pijp before we went there and results showed that there's lots of cafes and markets there. It is after all supposedly a little bohemian district. But perhaps we went on a wrong day or wrong area given we did not come across any markets. Restaurants and hipster cafes were a plenty.
Needless to say we had a pretty awesome day. And after this visit, I'm beginning to consider Amsterdam as one of the possible place to move to when I decide to leave Macau. Someday. Haha. Hope you enjoy these visuals. Do stay tuned because I have plenty more coming your way!
Photos by Pierre Elma and yours truly