The Netherlands

Cafe De Gaeper

Our Local Bar in Amsterdam – Cafe De Gaeper

One of the things I love about travelling is finding a great spot to eat and have a drink.  Even better is when the atmosphere is so great that you want to go back again and before you realise, it has become your local bar while you are there. Whilst in Amsterdam, we called in for a drink and dinner at a small cafe / bar near our hotel called Cafe De Gaeper.  We ended up having drinks there most nights we were in Amsterdam. Food Cafe De Gaeper serves reasonably priced typical pub / bar food.  The meals tast[...]

Windmills in Holland – A Photo Gallery

While visiting Amsterdam we had an opportunity to take a quick trip out into the countryside and see some the beautiful windmills still operating in Holland. We visited Schermer Molens Stichting. The windmills are owned and operated by the Schermer Mills Foundation. The foundation has worked to restore the windmills and now operates the facility as a museum. You can see a windmill working both outside as well as inside. It is well worth the visit to see these beautiful windmills. Where is Schermer Molens Stichting gallery[...]

Visiting Condomerie, Amsterdam

While taking a leisurely stroll around the Red Light District of Amsterdam we came across this very interesting store, Condomerie. Where is Condomerie? Condomerie is located at Warmoesstraat 141, 1012JB Amsterdam which is in the famous Red Light District of Amsterdam.  It is in easy walking distance from the Central Station and Dam. When you walk towards the address, you can’t miss the store.  It has a number of condoms hanging in the window. Would you like a windmill? Or perhaps you might like an Eiffel To[...]