It's fun, it's energizing and it saves money as well. Going on adventure in the place where we live, broadens our minds too. So go out there, take out your camera and start exploring your own town!
Last Wednesday felt like it was springtime in Amsterdam. Accompanied by a clear blue sky it was a perfect day to go on adventure in the city I was born and raised in. I met up with a friend of mine and we decided that we would just start to walk and let the day be what it was and see what gems we would discover.
Feels like going on a treasure hunt.
We started walking until we found a typical Amsterdam sighting. The picture below is taken from the alley Sint Olofspoort, with a view on The Warmoesstraat.
We kept on walking and in the Oude Brugsteeg where we saw this red, black, white crossed civic crest of Amsterdam on the former city excise house which was built in 1635. It is now the cafe/lunchroom Heffer where you can enjoy a beer, or two, with bitterballen.
As the sky turned grey we wandered along the canals. We met Multatuli, one of Holland's famous writers. We found the perfect place for a-something-different-and-odd-gift-which-the-bloggess-would-probably-love treasure hunt which is called the Otherist. We saw the Wester tower and a beautiful office building which was once The Dutch Life insurance company.
And then, it was time for lunch! We ordered ourselves an uitsmijter at Broodje Mokum which is an old fashioned lunchroom where locals, builders and tourists have their lunch.
Unfortunately it had started raining when we were finished. Luckily for us, just around the corner, there was an exhibition called Beauty as the imprint of the cosmos in one of the best kept secrets of Amsterdam: The Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica. This exhibition lasts until May 23rd. But they have interesting exhibitions during the whole year.
We celebrated the findings of our treasures and the end of this adventure in the sunny garden of the Sound Garden with a good old fashioned glass of beer, a Vaasje.