This year I have spent quite a while in Amsterdam this year, but this was the first time that I had been there at night! Most people associate Amsterdam with the Red Light District and although we were fairly close to part of that, it wasn't too obtrusive and photographs are positively discouraged in those areas!!
There were still plenty of pretty evening scenes to take in. The photo above was very close to our B and B, its looking over the Singel Canal it looks so pretty at night!
This is the road where we had dinner on the first night at a lovely Dutch restaurant called Seasons. The food was fantastic. I had sweetcorn and morel mushroom soup, followed by Lamb shank finished with a fantastic Creme Brulee. It was a great night out after what had been a very tiring day.
We found a very up market shopping Mall, we never actually went in, but it had some very spectacular lights outside !
We did walk down the street above, which virtually runs the length of the centre of Amsterdam. We were particularly happy to find all of our favourite shops, Xenos, Hema and Blokker. We also sampled the hot chocolate at several bars on the way back to Boogaards!!!
This is a view of the street with the Magna shopping Mall in the background. There was a supermarket on the left where we bought our supply of wine for the evenings!!!!
We have been in to see Mum, she is still in isolation and is very very down at the moment. Its hard to know what to do to try and help her. The drugs are making her feel rough and are upsetting her stomach, so she doesn't feel like eating. She needs to eat to help her get better. Its quite hard going for the rest of us as well we feel for her but feel helpless. I hope they get this under control and that she can come home soon.