We went on Christmas day to the Amsterdam center, because there should have been a light festival and a Christmas market.
To park in Amsterdam is a luxury ! 35 € (38 $) per day. We found a parking space but even on holidays you have to pay. At least in Brussels on the street you don't pay nothing on holidays and Sundays.
During walking for a while, I tried to find some Christmas decoration and to take pictures, but there was nothing !
The promised lights on the canals weren't there. (Today I read that it had been canceled)
The Christmas market was a few stalls, nothing to do with the German Christmas markets or our Christmas market in Brussels with 230 stalls ! It was very disappointing !
It had started to rain and it was very windy so we had a coffee in a cute little bar, where it was cozy and warm.
and going to the toilet besides the steps this cute cat was sleeping on a chair and everybody could pet him.
We were happy when we arrived home and it was nice and warm and the Christmas tree was shining !
Conclusion Amsterdam is certainly a beautiful and interesting city but not for Christmas ! It must be the only capital in Europe which has such poor Christmas decoration.
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