Maybe November isn’t the best month to come and visit Amsterdam. The probability that it’s cold and rainy and no umbrella safeÂ from the Dutch winds is high, very very high. It wasn’t a lot different this weekend and when Ida was in the city on Saturday and I went to the centreÂ to walk around, have fries and explore the second hand stores Amsterdam has to offer we had to escape sudden rain falls more than once. But then, at one point the sun came out, for a few minutes, and Amsterdam seemed to glow, with the last yellow leaves up on the trees and the fallen leaves covering the canals, the streets shiny from the rain and the sky a little less grey than usually.
Could Amsterdam possibly seem more like taken straight out of a historical movie? Strongly advise the city council to forever ban all the cars from the canal district, these streets don’t need anything that makes it seem like it’s the 21st century already.
We had aÂ great day, despite soaked jeans and coats, frozen fingers and the fact that my week had been – once again – so busy and stressful. Having a friend visiting is probably the best excuse to just go, leave everything behind, not think about any things which have to be done before 23:59 pm and just have a good time, for a few hours, completely unjustified and yet so necessary, every now and then.