In this week’s round-up of our ‘Photo a day project’, we move from The Hague to Amsterdam and Jess gets in touch with her Dutch heritage.
Photo a day project: January 6th 2014. Holy mackerel. Touted as the largest outdoor market of its kind, the Haagse Market is just minutes from the centre of The Hague and sells everything from fresh organic fruit and vegetables (cheapest we’ve seen since SE Asia) to chic fashion.
Photo a day project: January 7th 2014. Fly’s Eye Dome by Buckminster Fuller. One of the many illuminated art pieces on display all over Amsterdam during its annual Festival of Light.
Photo a day project: January 8th 2014. River crossings. Getting across to Amsterdam Centraal from where we are staying is a real breeze with the frequent, quick and FREE ferry system. One of them even operates 24-hours. Can’t get stranded on the wrong side of the river here!
Photo a day project: January 9th 2014. Retracing steps. Turns out, the house that Jess’ father spent his early years in was just minutes away from where we’re staying in Amsterdam. So on this rainy day, we ventured out to take a look for ourselves and even knocked on the door to have a quick chat with its current occupants.
Photo a day project: January 10th 2014. Friday nights at the Van Gogh Museum. In addition to all the masterpieces on display and outstanding interactive stations, the Van Gogh Museum also hosts weekly Friday night events with free short tours, a bar and a DJ.
Photo a day project: January 11th 2014. Night Watch. Another day, another amazing art museum. This time it was the Rijksmuseum and its impressive collection of artwork by world-renowned artists including Dutch-born, Rembrandt.
Photo a day project: January 12th 2014. Herring nom nom nom. Jess got back to her Dutch roots by eating a raw salted herring by the tail in Volendam. Served with pickles and raw onions, this strong combo leaves you with delightful “herring breath” for the rest of the day.
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