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.
The tickets for the Rijksmuseum exhibit Rembrandt, the Later Years are selling out daily. Long lines wait outside the Concert Hall for daytime performances.
Restaurants are packed all over town with tourists and locals.
School kids hanging out on the ice rink at Museumplein asked me in comprehensibly well-spoken English to snap their photo.
These boys did not care that they will never see their photo.
An ‘I Amsterdam’ photo in front of the Rijksmuseum is a popular image for passers by.
A place to relax, a place to see, a place to play, a place to shine.
An exploration of mind and body, light and sound, food and drink.
Many tourists are capturing photos of ‘I Amsterdam’ one selfie at a time in front of the Rijksmuseum.
The crowds are back in Amsterdam.