Sunday, 7 October 2012

Amsterdam Windows & Markets

As you know I love markets as we don't have many "proper" markets here in the UK.  I am conscious that I have gone on about Amsterdam a bit but I hope you won't mind me sharing a few last pics of the shops and markets and then we really must move on as I have been up to lots of other things since Amsterdam! Fashion first:-
Hermes windows at Schipol Airport


 On Utrechtstraat there are lots of querky shops:- 

Cute boots!

Love the slogan!

Zara Home - lovely cushions!

Hermes P C Hoofstraat - origami -
Laboratoire du Temps

Parures de Maharajas & Reves d'Escargot

More of the same - sorry about the reflections 
it was very hard to capture without them!

A lovely collar at Anne Fontaine.

That was some of the fashion in Amsterdam - they do have nice things that is for sure!

Now for some flowers:- 
Lovely dried flowers adorn the roof in one of the market 
stalls on the Singel Flower Market.

Lots of bulbs for sale - mind you when I got
mine home, 50 turned out to be 42!!

Lovely Dahlias - it has been impossible to buy 
any at home due to the weather this year!

Amazing autumnal gourds!

Lots of fabulous colours and shapes!

A huge choice of bulbs so hard to decide!
A lovely rose bouquet.
Now for the foodie side of Amsterdam!
Cheese tasting for tourists along The Singel -yum!

Fancy cakes at de Bijenkorf in Dam Square.
Cheese & clogs!
I really liked this window!

A cute croissants over a bakers shop!

Lovely goodies inside.

A fresh veg market.

An amazing array and choice of vegetables
and fruits.

All beautifully presented.

Food in one of the many speciality shops.  
Amsterdam has a lot of Indonesian restaurants 
and food shops due to connections with that 
part of the world in its colonial days.
We certainly did not go hungry in Amsterdam this trip as I had researched some restaurants on Tripadvisor!  I am so glad I did.  I love Thai food so I found Na Siam just off Utrechtstraat:-
Rice served in a moon shape...

...and a star!!

Red Thai curry and a red Panang curry - yum!

The restaurant was very small and 
hidden away on a side street!.
The next restaurant I found was De Struisvogel - The Ostrich - which normally sells Ostrich steaks but due to chicken flu in South Africa they ad to serve Springbok instead!  Hmm.....I had fish!!  

A lovely salmon mousse starter.

My fish dish.

Yummy dessert of amaretti 
biscuits, a frozen 
mousse and raspberries!
One of the ostrich tiles on the walls!

After my visit to the Hermitage I was hungry, so I indulged in a piece of Dutch traditional Apple Cake. It was as good as it looks!

Well that is it from my Amsterdam trip, next time we'll have a change!


  1. You always find the best food! it all looks yummy especially the apple cake with cream!

    Im loving the Zara cushions too! might have to take a look at Zara home , thanks! Elle x

  2. Hi Elle - no not always but I try LOL!The cake really was delicious. Yes those cushions were gorgy!Glad you liked! SAx

  3. Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing -- especially the shot of the white Laboratoire scarf tied, as it is shown on the website only in the full, flat aspect.

  4. Thank you Kay glad you found it useful! SA:-)

  5. Your photos are lovely ; I've never been to Amsterdam but everybody raves about it. Maybe one day,.. it's so close to Paris by train !x

  6. Thank you Silver Bunny - I really like Amsterdam and I think you would find something to like! I hope you can go soon, SAx

  7. Hi there,
    Commenting on an older post... Amsterdam is one of the nicest cities in the world. On top of the list of museums to visit (they are all amazingly beautiful) I would put the Van Gogh museum. It was gorgeous before renovation. It will certainly be even more amazing afterwards...
    Anne Touraine (Playing With Scarves)