Feb182015

I Amsterdam

There were winters after 9/11 when Kelley and I wandered the streets of Amsterdam and wondered how restaurants empty of customers would survive?

That does not seem to be too much of an issue for 2015. Tourism is vibrant in Amsterdam this winter. The streets are filled with tourists on weekdays in February.

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I amsterdam selfie stick tourist at Rijksmuseum

 

The tickets for the Rijksmuseum exhibit Rembrandt, the Later Years are selling out daily. Long lines wait outside the Concert Hall for daytime performances.

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Amsterdam Concert Gebouw at Museumplein.

 

Restaurants are packed all over town with tourists and locals.

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I amsterdam at ice rink Rijksmuseum.

 

School kids hanging out on the ice rink at Museumplein asked me in comprehensibly well-spoken English to snap their photo.

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Dutch ice skaters.

 

These boys did not care that they will never see their photo.

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I amsterdam photos at Rijksmuseum.

 

An ‘I Amsterdam’ photo in front of the Rijksmuseum is a popular image for passers by.

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A place to relax, a place to see, a place to play, a place to shine.

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An exploration of mind and body, light and sound, food and drink.

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Many tourists are capturing photos of ‘I Amsterdam’ one selfie at a time in front of the Rijksmuseum.

The crowds are back in Amsterdam.

Rijksmuseum 1639

Rijksmuseum 1639 tile on museum outer wall was prime time Rembrandt van Rijn during the Golden Age of Amsterdam.

 

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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