We picked the Van Gogh museum as it was near Amsterdam's largest permanent street market, the Albert Cuypmarkt. Part of the concept of "a month in" a place is to shop like locals, and that to us means markets. Turns out that Saturday is the big market day. We tried to go to a market yesterday (Marqt, down on Overtoom); turned out not to be a market but was in fact a really expensive grocery store, and Sunday basically all the street markets are closed. So we did most of our shopping today in the Cuypmarkt, including fish...
|Tuna, €3/100 g, swordfish €1.85/100 g|
After groceries, we went on a walking tour of the Jordaan. We saw drawbridges and urinals together...
|Foreground: public pissoir. Background: drawbridge|
|From 1648, when it was used to support street people|
|The upper half of this house must lean 5° to the right|
|One of these two isn't straight at all. I think it's the old one|
|Now a Japanese furniture store. Fitting.|
|Not in Japanese|
|Prepping the ropes|
|Up she goes|
|Orient it to get it in the window|
|And in it slides|