After breakfast of a coffee and a croissant at an outdoor café in the capital and nine Streets part of the Canal District, I headed to the Albert Cuyp outdoor market in the De Pijp neighborhood, a poorer neighborhood to the south.

The market had a lot of junk:

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And plenty of food including fish, cheese and berries.

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And even a food cart:

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I stopped at Van Dobben, a cafe famous for their croquettes. I had a beef croquettes on bread.

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Then I walked for a while and stopped at a herring stall for herring and pickles on a roll.

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I headed to Rembrandt’s house

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And learned about printmaking:

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Next up the Old Church. There were odd art pieces by various artists all throughout the church in every little nook and cranny

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One was a giant Jesus whose face was selfies anyone could upload:

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I entered the old churchmaster’s offices. On the wall were the shields of many of the church masters. Most were elaborate. Why did Nicholaus get a hotdog for his coat of arms?

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And inlaid in the ground just outside the church with no explanation is a hand groping a breast

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Dinner that night was at Geb. Hartering. A separate post to come on how amazing it was.

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