Posts Tagged “Kerst”

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Christmas circus is at Carré now and next to my house there are lion cages. The roaring of the lions keeps me  up all night. Talking to the postman who was having his lunch on the bench, watching the birds and the Magere brug Christmas Circus poster on the front of Carré I bought […]

Sunday, December 18, 2011

An evening of walking around, looking at the preparations for Christmas. Casual cat, stone cold chillin’ Not sure how many people can fit in the back. Shuttle bus for Hans Brinker Hostel Skating at the Leidseplein Little winter market on Leidseplein Randstad building at the Leidseplein. Randstad is an area consisting of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The […]

Thursday, December 15, 2011

I went to the Kinkerbuurt on Thursday night, and saw definite signs of Christmas. Not everyone in the Netherlands only celebrates Sinterklaas. Lots of people may celebrate Christmas also, but regardless, Amsterdam is a very international city and caters to the interests of people from many, many countries. Lots of streets and areas have their […]

Kerstboomboot – Christmas Tree Boat

These young entrepreneurs have a an online business that sells Christmas (Kerst or Kerstmis) trees (boom or bomen (plural)) and they deliver it to you by boat (boot), while sipping mulled wine (glühwein) or some other warming beverage while Christmas music is playing over their massive music system (note huge speaker and generator) But it’s […]

Utrechtsestraat, Friday, December 2, 2011

Had to visit the local police station today…don’t ask. But the Utrechtsestraat is so beautiful this time of year with the shop windows decorated for Sinterklaas and Kerstmis, or Christmas… have a look. In the Albert Heijn supermarket, a canal house for kids to put their shoe (with notes) for Sinterklaas Standing in the street… […]