Amsterdam is amazing. Charming, friendly and so much to see. We stayed in the Jordaan district where canals intersect. The sun didn't set until 11pm. Bikes! There were so many bikes gracefully swirling the city streets like an eloquently choreographed dance. Only once did we see a rider fall. And cats. Lots of big sleepy cats in shop window soaking up the warm sun. I wish I photographed the cats but I didn't, not even one. Instead here are photos with a black and white theme to get started.
1. Giant sauna skull by Joep van Lieshout, part of ArtZuid an International Sculpture Route on until 22nd September.
2. The Anne Frank museum. A lovingly curated story with input from Anne's dad, Otto.
4. Hand painted sign-writing everywhere. Later I found an article on I Love Typography titled, Krul and the Untold History of the Amsterdamse Krulletter. Take a read if you'd like to discover more.