Three days in Amsterdam.
Staying on the waterfront that leading to a massive expanse of water called Houthavens.
From my hotel room, a glass box like some cabin on top of vertiginous crane, I look down on barges and long low freighters in constant convoy.
Each day I walk along the Westerdok I am fearful of into the path of some cyclist going home.
A beer after work, in a café–restaurant called De Gouden Reael,
Off the street it is cool inside and warmed by quiet conversations.
I enjoy lovely dark ale De Koninck (and it is the king of beers)
The proprietoress delicately places a small dish of nuts next to my beer.
And soon the wonderful Dutch train system whisks me back to Schiphol airport and home for the weekend.
http://www.goudenreael.nl an excellent place to drink or eat!