Wandering Through East-Central Amsterdam
We had no firm plan for our meanderings today but we thought it might be interesting to venture into the eastern section of central Amsterdam to see that part of the city.
A Few Random Street Shots to Start the Day
Just by chance we discovered this beautiful and peaceful park, called Wertheimpark:
In Wertheimpark we came across The Auschwitz Monument (or Auschwitzmonument in Dutch). Consisting of a series of broken mirrors, it is a tribute to all of those who were killed at Auschwitz. Created by artist Jan Wolkers.
A Walk Through the Old Jewish Quarter
We then moved on to Rembrantplein (Rembrandt Square) to check out the various Rembrandt statues, art and reproductions:
It was getting a little wet again from the rain, so we made one final stop at the beautiful and peaceful Begijnhof. The Begijnhof somewhat resembles a convent, although the Beguines enjoy greater freedom than nuns in a convent.
One last random street shot:
…And then – guess what – the rain started, which made us feel like this:
So we called it a day and returned to the hotel!