Posted on April 29, 2015
LOCATION: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
MILES WALKED: 12.17
We needed caffeine. Our first full day in Amsterdam, and by the end of the day we would have walked over 12 miles. Along the canals, through the stalls of the Noordemarkt as vendors began tearing down, around the Jordaan neighborhood, and back.
The café where we had dinner had wifi, so I looked for coffee on Yelp. There was one called “Coffee Company” on our way back towards the center of town, so we headed that way.
Strange, we thought, as our GPS indicated that we had arrived (urban backpacking is so much easier with a smart phone). There was a dolphin on the sign out front and a clear nautical theme, at least on the outside.
We shrugged and walked in. And then we walked straight out. Nobody was in that café to drink coffee. I knew that there were two kinds of coffee shops in Amsterdam, but it never occurred to me that I might ever walk into the wrong kind.
Turns out, the shop we were looking for was around the corner. We had a good laugh, and I enjoyed my steaming cup of amaretto latte.