Tag Archives: Amsterdam

When There Is No Family

I was inspired to write this post this morning when I heard Michael Krasny’s interview of the Reverend Glenda Hope on Forum.  She is retiring to “dance with God” after 40 years of ministering to the poor and the troubled … Continue reading

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Dutch Cheese Please!

On Auntyuta’s recent prodding about Dutch Cheese, I rummaged through my photos of our cheese encounters while exploring Amsterdam. Ever since the Second World War when the Netherlands suffered greatly from lack of food, the government had geared their agricultural … Continue reading

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Spotlight On Dmitri’s Boterhammen

On walking through Amsterdam’s various canal neighborhoods, we came across Dmitri’s Boterhammen (translation: sandwiches). We were drawn by the sight of artisanal fare from the window and the inviting look of the shop.  Seating was at the back. We sat … Continue reading

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No Shortage Of Waterways

I was gushing over the charm of the canal near our apartment rental in Amsterdam’s centrum when we first arrived, when my daughter commented that there will be no shortage of picturesque canal scenes throughout the city. And rightfully so! … Continue reading

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