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On one of the three sunny days in January, I went to the Centraal Station to take the train for Zandvoort. I wanted to go to the sea, to breathe salty air and listen to the waves. Unfortunately, the wind was so sharp that I arrived at the station all frozen, so I decided to go back home, but not before enjoying a bit of sun and water. There’s a small area close to Centraal, called Oosterdok, that is pretty and worth a walk. 

I went there, passing by the Double Tree Hotel and the Public Library, towards Nemo. I stopped on the docks for a while, watching the seagulls and the swans, then came back to the station area on the Prins Hendrinkkade. The sun was great but the cold wind sent me home almost running.

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  1. Ellie McNiece

    I did this same walk in January but continued walking for many hours around Amsterdam as it was my last day and no matter what the weather I was determined to soak up as much of my favourite city as I possibly could. I’m back home in Tasmania now and miss Amsterdam and my family there but happy in the knowledge that I will go back again one day 😊

    • Amsterdamian

      I hope you’ll have the chance to come back and enjoy Amsterdam again!

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