Travel Throwback Series – Amsterdam Part 1

JK and I decided to have breakfast to start off our day before heading to see Dutch windmills.

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My oh my! We both didn’t expect the breakfast to be this ginormaous, but glad we managed to finish it at the end πŸ˜€

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Right after having breakfast, we quickly took the train to Zaanse Schans. It is a windmill village (some think it is an open-air museum) perfect for tourists to spend a half-day trip exploring everything traditionally Dutch with iconic windmills, a traditional wooden shoe workshop, a cheese farm and so much more. It only took us 20 minutes to reach there. However, there was something really embarrassing happened Β right before we got off the train. We got used to Hong Kong metro system with door open automatically at each stop, but the train in Amsterdam wasn’t the same at all. We happily prepared ourselves to get off the train once it arrived Zaanse Schans, but we couldn’t figure out why the door didn’t open for us. We just kept staring at the door and wondering why. The time when we found out there was a door opening button, we already missed the stop. How stupid we were!!! We had to get off at the following stop and take the train back eventually πŸ˜›

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Who cares we had such an embarrassing experience? At least we learnt something new, right? πŸ˜€ It was well worth it once we saw the first windmill before entering the village. πŸ™‚

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Once we entered the village, the statue already started playing trumpet for us. How welcoming it was!!! lol πŸ˜›

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Tourists needed to do touristy stuff, right? Of course, we headed to see how cheeses are made. It was very interesting for us especially we Chinese have no idea how cheeses are made πŸ˜€

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I totally admired the wooden shoe maker spending a massive amount of time into making each shoe. ❀ I could imagine how satisfied he was when finishing each shoe.

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I was acting like a child playing peekaboo to break up the serious shoe making atmosphere πŸ˜› I have always been this silly…refuse to grow up lol πŸ˜€

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Being indoor for a while, we had to go out to see some greenery and this scenic place. It was extremely sunny and stunning there, but sadly my camera didn’t do it justice to show the real beauty of Zaanse Schans. 😦

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Look what we found when we wandered the village! How adorable this ice-cream car was! ❀ I was tempted to drive instead of having their ice-cream, but I don’t even have a driver’s license πŸ˜›

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Please excuse my messy hair! It was too windy there, but I just had to ask JK to take a picture of me and windmills together to keep it as a wonderful memory. πŸ™‚

*Thank you PhilΒ Β for suggesting me to post some more photos from my Amsterdam trip! ❀ I seriously wasn’t planning to post it as I didn’t take a lot of photos and JK was busy taking pictures of me. I didn’t want to post pictures of myself only, but I guess it would be fun to share some of it.

Have a beautiful day all my beloved fellow bloggers! πŸ™‚

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55 thoughts on “Travel Throwback Series – Amsterdam Part 1

  1. Before I comment on how much I admired the views, here’s something especially for you,’ Koochie koochie kooooo’ You looked sooooooo cute in the peekaboo shot, that cuteness fails to define it πŸ˜€ I wish I could give you a bear hug right now ❀ ❀ Thanks to JK and Phil, we are able to see such sweet shots πŸ™‚

    And the virtual tour is so awesome, loved the greenery,blue water and the windmills πŸ˜€ And their icecream trucks looks far gorgeous than ours πŸ˜€ I so wish I could visit this place someday πŸ˜€

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    1. Oh wow you are too sweet to say that dear! Massive thanks to you for giving me such a compliment! ❀ It sounds really cute when you comment 'koochie koochie kooooo'! I simply imagine how sweet your voice is πŸ™‚ I so wish I could hear your voice now πŸ˜› I would love to have your warm bear hug πŸ˜‰ Let's do it in front of the computer screen :D. I'm sure JK and Phil would be happy to hear that πŸ™‚

      You really should visit Amsterdam someday. It truly is an amazing place to visit πŸ˜‰ I wish to visit there again πŸ˜›

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  2. Great shots and storyline Khloe! And thanks for the shout out, I am so happy I helped motivate your postings about your travels. Of course it is breakfast time and when I saw this it made my stomach growl! It really looks good! Breakfast, ice cream, windmills, wooden shoes, what a place!

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    1. Thank you so much Phil for your kind words! πŸ˜‰ You’re welcome as always πŸ™‚ Truly my pleasure to do so πŸ˜‰ hahaha that’s good! I actually make you eat more πŸ˜› always happy seeing friends of mine having great appetite πŸ˜€ Perfect place for anyone to visit ❀ Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Oh wow you are too sweet to me dear! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for your compliment! ❀ Really? Which part of Holland did you live? Amsterdam, Rotterdam or somewhere else? You really should have visited this place. I was amazed by how beautiful it was πŸ™‚ Yes, I was indeed very lucky to have a beautiful weather the entire trip. I didn't know the skies there are rarely that blue until you told me πŸ˜› Have a wonderful weekend! πŸ™‚

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      1. I lived near the German border, more or less at the same latitude than Amsterdam.
        Maybe one day I visit all the places I never got the chance to see… And I hope I get beautiful weather like you did! πŸ™‚

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  3. I enjoy your great post and shots.
    I love the angel statue with trumpet. It’s so beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful adventures.
    Looking forward for the second part intensively.

    All the best, ❀

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    1. How sweet you are my dear friend! πŸ™‚ Thank you for your continuous support! ❀ Yes, I love that angel statue as well…Truly beautiful in real life!!! You're welcome πŸ™‚ I'm more than happy to share with you guys. Part 2 should be coming next Thursday, so won't be long πŸ˜‰ Have a lovely weekend! πŸ™‚

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      1. You are welcome.

        Oh, exactly! I admire your camera’s angle. Your shot is so great.
        So good! You are a professional blogger with a scheduled calendar. Excellent!

        Thank you,
        And,
        Have a nice weekend, ❀

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      2. Aww thank you thank you! Glad you like the angle and the shot πŸ˜‰ hahaha I’m not a professional blogger at all, but I guess I should make it more consistent πŸ˜‰ Enjoy your lovely weekend! ❀

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  4. Such a beautiful and wonderful post Khloe ~ you have really captured the look of Amsterdam that I always dreamt about as a kid (love the photo of you in the clog shop ~ always keep a young mind, it is the best!). This is the perfect post to start off a Monday with, as I was smiling right away with the train story…I did the exact same thing earlier this year visiting Munich. Stood there waiting for the door to open πŸ™‚ It never did…

    This is a very fun post and the last photo is just a perfect way to finish it with ~ an iconic look at the windmills, sea and a beautiful girl πŸ™‚

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    1. Wow you are super sweet to say that!!! Thank you so much for your kind compliment! πŸ™‚ I didn’t expect you to like this post as much as I did πŸ˜› I’m so happy to be able to present the look of Amsterdam you always dreamt about as a kid. hahaha I try to keep a young mind as I believe it can make people look younger lol πŸ˜€ Really? You had the same exact experience!!! Did you laugh at yourself at that time πŸ˜› Next time when I visit Munich, I’ll remember to press the door opening button. πŸ™‚

      Thank you again for your sweet comment! Have a wonderful day Randall! πŸ˜‰

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      1. Not only did I wait for the door to open itself, I actually got on the wrong train in the first place…so yes, I had to laugh at myself for this (and I blamed it on jet-lag!). Such a great post and hope one day to explore the same Amsterdam that I see in these photos. Cheers Khloe to a great week ~

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      2. hahaha what a fun trip you had! πŸ˜› Did you panic when you realized you got on the wrong train? I bet such a experience made your trip totally unforgettable πŸ˜› Jet-lag – what a good reason to blame lol πŸ˜€ Well just plan a trip to Amsterdam and I’m sure you’ll love it . πŸ˜‰ Thank you! Have a wonderful week as well! πŸ™‚

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  5. More great photos, Khloe. I love those windmills, and the ice cream car is really pretty. You had a lot of lovely sites to visit on this holiday! I read the second post first, so I think I’ve seen everything now. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely hioliday. ❀

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words sweetie! ❀ I always love to share with you all and it just simply makes me happy πŸ˜‰ So glad you enjoyed the photos πŸ™‚ It seriously is a lovely place with a lot to explore πŸ™‚

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