City Hotel Nieuw Minerva
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We started our amazing day with a visit to the largest flower auction in the world. It was overwhelming to enter a building that covers an area of 220 football fields. There are more than 34 million flowers traded there daily. There is a frenzy of carts moving constantly from one area to the next. Flowers come from all over the world including Kenya, Ethiopia, Israel, and ...
... science centre, the newly reclaimed port lands and the eastern waterfront areas of the city. Lunch was a quick bite to eat at Ooster Burgerpark and we continued on to find the Albert Cuypstraat market, a huge street market in the southern part of the city. In the morning we will leave Amsterdam and head to Schipol Airport to pick up my mom, sister and nephew and then off to Belgium we ...
The past few days have been flashing by like a Formula One car with brake failure. Completely out of control. My last week at work, gone by in a blink. Then came the goodbyes, drinks with colleagues, speeches, cakes, a farewell card and a last lunch with the usual crowd. Shaking hands, promises to keep in touch, handing in the company laptop. On Friday evening, after a quick visit to the bank, I cycled home in a daze and sat ...
... my cousin Michiel spontaneously stopped by for lunch in Leiden last week, and I had a lovely dinner with my friend Noortje in Utrecht. I have also been spoiled rotten with various little gifts from my nearest and dearest (thank you!).
But it just won't stop. This week will be my last week at the office, goodbye ...
... got off tram a couple of stops early and went to street markets. Great to be able to wander around and pick up some good buys!
Meanwhile W went to Heineken - had a great time - huge place. Very good tour with 3 free beers. Lucky he met M on a tram after. Went on a very pleasant cruise of canals and harbour.
visited Dam Square, sloping buildings etc as ...
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