Thursday, January 24, 2013

Amsterdam Sites

Magna Plaza is a mall that used to be the postal office. They have a fabulous cheese cart and souvenir shop with the most friendly proprietors. In Central Amsterdam, Dam Square, is the Royal Palace. Today its the royal place for so-called performance artists who dress up in costumes and let you take pictures only if you pay. 


Westerkerk is the church immortalized in Anne Frank's diary as she heard the church bells nearby as she and her family hid in the attic for two years. We visited this also, a barren and tiny place where they had no air, no sun for so long. Anne died just before their camp was liberated. The Mint Tower is near the Jewish Resistance Museum, where I had a tasty bagel with lox and cream cheese. Nothing beats the real thing!




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