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Amsterdam: The Farmers Market in Noordermarkt - Little Observationist
It was early on a Saturday morning and the city of Amsterdam was coming to life with clanging bicycle bells and preparation of boats along the canals. The air was cool for May but it would warm up later on. Carolina, Leslie and I set off from our AirBnB flat (more on that later) to seek out some breakfast and tea before starting our day. The girls wanted to see the Anne Frank House, which I had already done a few times on previous visits to the city, so I left them in the long queue snaking around the building. We agreed to meet up four hours later which gave me plenty of time to explore, wherever my curiosity would lead me, which happened to be mainly around the colourful quarter of Jordaan. I set out along the welcoming back streets dotted with corner cafes with outdoor tables where women shared a coffee or men sat alone reading the day’s newspaper. Carrying on, I observed the steepness of the concrete steps leading up to beautiful old apartments that must have a stunning view, admired the quiet canals and ivy covered buildings. I poked my head into a few interior design …