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Light Show at the Water Tower in Amsterdam

When I need to relax after traveling for a bit, I make a stopover in Amsterdam and visit with good friends. There is no itinerary to follow, no places to go, just days spent relaxing and enjoying the view of trees lining the entrance to Vondel Park. I love the new spring foliage, so fresh and delicate. But fall foliage is just as enchanting with its golden hues. While summer’s green is a welcome backdrop, winter’s naked branches give me a view of my neighbors’ 17th century homes across the park. All the seasons have a magic of its own and I’m just here to soak it all in.

My friends and I often go out to dinner. This is usually the only item on my agenda. On this particular evening, we decided to eat at the Café Amsterdam in Watertorenplein. We like this place because apart from the good food, there is an outdoor terrace that borders a canal, perfect for long summer evenings. The indoor seating area is just as atmospheric with its high ceiling. This evening’s added attraction is the light show on the water tower which is new to me and I had to stop and take some photos of the pretty floral displays. I’m not sure how long this show will last. So if you’re in Amsterdam and are looking for a good restaurant away from the touristic areas, this is worth a visit.

This is the spacious dining room of Café Amsterdam. It was the old engine room of the former water company that was in operation until 1996 when it moved to another location. *Image by André.

Note how high the ceiling is! 

This is the main reason why I like Café Amsterdam - this pasta with truffles. It comes both as an appetizer or as a main entrée. The menu offers a variety of dishes to please every palate. Bon appetit!

How to get there:
Watertorenplein 6, Amsterdam

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