Photo Safari through the West of Amsterdam

The train from Haarlem dropped us off in the western part of Amsterdam where we'd be staying.  The hotel prices here were much more reasonable than those in the city centre.  We walked a good 20-30 minutes from the train station to our hotel.  It was worth it though to see these amazing oystercatchers along the way.

Our route also paralleled some fine canals ringed in spring greenery.
We soon arrived at the WestCord Art Hotel and we could immediately see why it was given this name.
After settling in, we decided to take a walk through the largely residential neighborhood near the hotel.  We slipped into this community with homes surrounding park spaces.
I really liked this colorful sculpture in the center.  The art theme continues...
We popped out the other side and found ourselves alongside a large canal.
We soon spotted some really cool birds...Crested Grebes!
A party barge was parked at canal's edge.
Sitting on a tire close to the boat at water's edge was this coot.  I'd never seen a coot out of the water before and I didn't realize they had such crazy lobed feet.  So cool.
Continuing on, we crossed a canal bridge...
...and were soon surrounded by Amsterdam's signature canal houses.
One was even labeled 'Noach's Arck' (I assume this translates to Noah's Ark).
We wandered a bit off the beaten path and discovered something of a petting zoo in the heart of Amsterdam.
We were getting closer to Centraal Station and the heart of Amsterdam at this point.  It was cool to see these gilded musical instruments decorating the underside of the railroad bridge.
We finally made it to our target destination, Harlemmerdijk, where we hoped we'd find something to eat. The neighborhood is known for good and inexpensive ethnic cuisine.
We walked past Padi, an Indonesian Restaurant, and were drawn in.
The place was a bit of a 'hole in the wall' but there were lots of folks eating there.
We rehydrated with a beer after our long walk.
We took time to admire the rustic decor.
We opted to try a sampler plate (effectively a mini 'Rice Table' all on one plate).  This way, we got to try a bit of everything.
I loaded on a healthy dose of chili sauce to kick things up a notch.
Overall, we're glad we gave Padi a chance.  The meal was a nice way to end a long photo safari walk through the western part of Amsterdam.



#DrJSabbatical Adriatics Africa Aix-en-Provence Algarve Americas Amsterdam Ann Arbor Argentina Asia Asia Pacific AUNZ AUNZ_Archive Australia Austria Baltics Barcelona Bath Belfast Belgium Berlin Best of Beyond Dublin Big Island Bologna Boston Brazil Brighton Bruges Brussels Bucharest Budapest Buffalo California Cambodia Canada Canary Islands Canterbury Cape Town Carcassonne Cardiff Castro Central Europe Central Richmond Chile China Chinatown Christmas Market Civic Center Cologne Commute Chronicles Copenhagen Cork Costa Brava County Kerry Cow Hollow Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Delhi Denmark Derry Donegal Downtown Dresden Dublin Dublin_Archive Dubrovnik Eastern Europe Edinburgh Eindhoven El Calafate England Eruption Essen Estonia Europe Europe_Archive Evora Fado Fall Foliage Faro Faversham Festival Film Film Festival Financial District Finland Fisherman's Wharf Flanders Florida Flugtag Food France Frankfurt French Riviera Fringe Fringe Festival Galway Gandhi Gdansk Gdynia Georgian Dublin Germany GhostBus Gig Girona Glasgow Google Plus Granada Grand Canal Greece Greece and Cyprus Guest Posts Guiness Storehouse Guinness Gurgaon Half Moon Bay Halloween Hamburg Hangzhou Hanoi Hawaii HCMC Helsinki Hermanus Hilo Ho Chi Minh City Hobart Hoi An Holland Honolulu Hula Hungary Hurling Hyderabad Ice Cream Sandwich Iceland ICS India Inner Richmond Ireland Ireland_Archive Istanbul Italy Itinerary Izmir Jackson Square Jaipur Japan Johannesburg Kaunas Kenmare Kilauea Kilkenny Kilkenny Cats Killarney Kiluaea Kona Krakow Kuala Lumpur Kyoto Lake Como Languedoc Lanzarote Las Fallas Las Vegas Latvia Laurel Heights Leeds Leinster Leipzig Lemesos Let's French 2011 Liechtenstein Lima Limerick Lincoln's Inn Lisbon Lithuania Liverpool Lloret de Mar London Los Angeles Louisiana Lübeck Lucerne Lyon Machu Picchu Mackintosh Madeira Madrid Mainz Malaga Malaysia Mallorca Malta Manchester Marina Marrakech Marrakesh Marseille Massachusetts Mdina Med Melbourne Mendoza Menton Miami Milan Mission Dolores Modena Monaco Monte Carlo Montenegro Montpellier Morocco Muenster Munich Munster Music NA_Archive Naples Netherlands New Orleans New Year 2011 New Year Festival New Years Eve 2010 New York New Zealand Nice Nicosia Nob Hill Noe Valley NOPA Nordics Normandy Norrkoping North America North Beach Northern Ireland Nuremberg Oahu Oakland Oktoberfest Oliwa Ollantaytambo Olympics On The Road Osaka Outer Richmond Outer Sunset Oxford Pacific Heights Padua Palafrugell Palma Panorama Paphos Paris Parma Patagonia Pearl Harbor Pennsylvania Perth Peru Philadelphia Pingyao Pittsburgh Poland Porto Portugal Potrero Hill Prague Presidio Presidio Heights Pride Provence Puerto Natales Punta Arenas Queensland Rabat RAF2010 Rainbow Ranelagh Ranelagh Arts Festival Recent Red Bull Regensburg Reims Restaurant Review Reykjavik Riga Ring of Kerry Rio de Janeiro Rochester Roman Ruins Romania Rome Rotterdam Rugby Russia Russian Hill Salt Lake City Samba San Diego San Francisco San Sebastian Sand Castles Santa Cruz Santiago Scandinavia Science Gallery Science Museum Scotland Seattle Segovia Seoul Seville SF - Further Afield SF_Archive Shakespeare Shave Ice Sicily Siem Reap Silent Film Festival Singapore Sintra Sligo Snow SOMA Sopot South Africa South America South Beach South Korea Soweto Spain SPWC St. Petersburg Stellenbosch Stirling Stockholm Strasbourg Street Performance Stuttgart Sultanahmet Sweden Switzerland Sydney Tallinn Tasmania Tavira TBEX Telegraph Hill Temple Bar Tenderloin Tenerife Texas Thailand Thames Festival The Haight The Kruger The Mission Theatre ThisIsAthens Tipperary Tokyo Toledo Toronto Torres del Paine Toulouse Trad Trad Sessions Transylvania Trinity College Turkey UBTD10 Uganda UK Ulster Bank Theater Festival Union Square United States Uruguay Utrecht Vacation Rental Valencia Valletta Valparaiso Venice Vienna Vietnam Vilnius Volcano Volcanoes National Park Waikiki Wales Walking Walking Tour Warsaw Washington Waterford Western Addition Western Australia Westerplatte Westfield Where's Wally? Whiskey Whitsundays Wicklow Wine Tasting World Record World War II Wroclaw WWI WWII Xi'an York Ypsilanti Zurich
Sidewalk Safari | Part-time Travel Blog: Photo Safari through the West of Amsterdam
Photo Safari through the West of Amsterdam
Sidewalk Safari | Part-time Travel Blog
Not found any posts VIEW ALL Read more Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS CONTENT IS PREMIUM Please share to unlock Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy