Jo’s Monday Walk2017-Wk-07

Amsterdam-4, Netherlands

Still in Amsterdam and just…

had to post a picture of, what we were told

are called the ‘bicycle flats’ (background).

Thousands of bicycles are stored there each day.


Within close proximity to the bicycle flats is

the Amsterdam Railway Station a rather grand building I thought.

And While I was no closer than this image appears,

it is apparently in better repair the

Melbourne’s Flinders Street Station.

amsterdam_irish_0453During our wanderings up popped my (potential) relatives again.

An Irish Music Bar in Amsterdam.

 If anyone does know  could you let me know if there is

a large Irish heritage contingent in Amsterdam, please?

Or is this pub just a one-off thing?



Many businesses had this type of sign on exterior walls.

I don’t know what Fred’s trade is.

Is it a typewriter he is hunch over?

I thought the number my have referred to longitude.

Alas!  No!

Amsterdam is just under 5 degrees east.


 Many buildings had these hoists at the top.

Furniture is hoisted up via these hoists due to

limited space inside.



As our day drew to a close I spotted these tea cups in an  eatery.

Popped my head in and asked if I could take a photograph.


“Yes that’s okay. (pregnant pause) It will only cost 5 Euros!”

My heart nearly stopped until I saw a big wide beaming smile

and a twinkle in the eye of the girl who answered me.

Left below.

amsterdam-cheerful_0607We were footsore, or I was, so MGW and I spent

way more than 5 Euros in Illys, Amsterdam that day and

had a nice chat with friendly staff.

After the initial shock of ‘it will only cost 5 Euros‘ had worn off,

it was a really nice interlude knowing that hard-working staff

still had time for some fun with patrons.

I smile each time I see this photo and think how wonderful it would be

if the whole world was as friendly as these girls were.

A credit to Illy.



Jo’s Monday Walk



9 thoughts on “Jo’s-Monday-Walk2017-Wk07_Amsterdam-4

    • We were told the canals were three metres deep. Two metres of water and one metre of bicycles. So maybe there have been a few other people irritated by the number of bikies leaning against theirs.


  1. Oh what a glorious visit to Amsterdam, Jo. Thanks so much for sharing your adventure with us. All of your photos bring back lovely memories for me; while there I loved spotting all the hoists on the buildings, great to see that photo especially. Have fun!


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