Last saturday I met up with Hans in Amsterdam. We met 7 years ago in Salamanca, where we both did in Spanish language course. Every now and then we meet for lunch or dinner, and in between those meet ups, we write old fashioned postcards. If you stumble upon photos of pretty stamp on this blog, they are often ones I received from Hans.
Amsterdam Central Station, designed by Pierre Cuypers,
the architect who also designed the famous Rijksmuseum.
Normally, we meet in the city of Utrecht but this time we choose Amsterdam. Hans was born and raised in Amsterdam, so it was nice to go there with someone who knows the city well. For lunch I had roti from Suriname, with potatoes, string beans and spicy sauce. A dish our old neighbour used to make, and I haven't had in years. It tasted just as good as I remembered!
I think this door already appeared on this blog some time ago. But I think it's pretty enough for a second feature. It's a door of the Oude Kerk ('old church'), which is the oldest building in Amsterdam (founded in 1213, according to Wikipedia). Located in the very touristy red light district.
I love all the pretty architectural details in Amsterdam, like this boat
De Waag (weigh house)
Loved this pair of balloons :-)
As a dessert, Hans treated me to a bonbon.
(I choose dark chocolate with a mojito filling)