Sunday, March 29, 2009
The tourists are coming! The tourists are coming!
The days are finally getting longer. Europe just went through daylight savings time last night. And the streets of Amsterdam are starting to fill up on weekends. Here is Leidsestraat, a main shopping street and artery of central Amsterdam, on the past Thursday afternoon. Thursdays the shops stay open later than normal, till 8, 9 or even 10 pm, so it's a big shopping day or kickoff shopping weekend for out of towners. Yes, we've had a bit of sun lately, though it's raining at the moment. Still, look at what people are wearing. Still plenty chilly here.