Wednesday, June 15, 2011
A few June days in The Netherlands
Just back from a few days in Amsterdam. We became sort of the prop version of big game hunters.
Joe Maer and I thought The Netherlands might have great things for the prop house and I went too for taking pics of Amsterdam and its beautiful stores and markets and chic hotels. I'll be posting over the next day or so but wanted to start with where we stayed those first few days.
The Times Hotel is an affordable small hotel on the Herengracht canal in central Amsterdam. There is a lovely sitting room on the first floor with huge windows. You can sit and have one (or two or three depending on your jet-lag) delicious cup of coffee (the Dutch LOVE their coffee) and watch the locals bike by. The staff were friendly and efficient and well-informed. The location was not too far from the central station and far enough away from the super-commercial and touristic part otherwise known as The Land of A Thousand Stoned Teenagers.