An afternoon in Amsterdam

I've been in Holland visiting my in-laws. Got caught in an epic thunderstorm in Amsterdam yesterday, one of those ones where your jeans are so soaked through they stick to your legs. We hid from the rain for a drink in Cafe Van Zuylen and dinner at Cafe Brix

I've been in Holland visiting my in-laws. Got caught in an epic thunderstorm in Amsterdam yesterday, one of those ones where your jeans are so soaked through they stick to your legs. We hid from the rain for a drink in Cafe Van Zuylen and dinner at Cafe Brix

I was delighted to see that cycle path... which was a source of contention during the 10 year renovation of the Rijksmuseum. Locals were not keen on this short cut, which runs under/through the museum and is used daily by thousands of cyclists, being temporarily closed. The museum tried and failed to close it for good, thankfully - it's brilliant.

I was delighted to see that cycle path... which was a source of contention during the 10 year renovation of the Rijksmuseum. Locals were not keen on this short cut, which runs under/through the museum and is used daily by thousands of cyclists, being temporarily closed. The museum tried and failed to close it for good, thankfully - it's brilliant.

Inside the Rijksmuseum Rembrant's Night Watch is proving popular. The whole museum was very busy, but it's well worth the trip for the beautiful interior architecture (love the dark grey walls), the way everything is displayed by era and not type which keeps the eye/brain interested, and of course the epic paintings.

Inside the Rijksmuseum Rembrant's Night Watch is proving popular. The whole museum was very busy, but it's well worth the trip for the beautiful interior architecture (love the dark grey walls), the way everything is displayed by era and not type which keeps the eye/brain interested, and of course the epic paintings.

Stunning lights in the historic and cavernous Cafe Americain where we stopped for a coffee.

Stunning lights in the historic and cavernous Cafe Americain where we stopped for a coffee.

Classic Amsterdam with my current favourite Instagram filter Earlybird. 

Classic Amsterdam with my current favourite Instagram filter Earlybird.