Amersfoort

Art cafes and singed buildings (Or: Amersfoort photos)

As mentioned in a previous blog post, Marco and I visited Amersfoort for our second anniversary. I took some photos of the Eemplein, a shopping area not far from our hotel.

Eemplein in Amersfoort

KAdECafe in Amersfoort

The inside of the KAdECafé, a cafe attached to an art hall.

You can read more about the KAdECafé here.

Random building in the Amersfoort

A strange looking building not far from the plein, deliberately painted to look as if it had recently survived a fire. At least that is what I guess…

Free refills at the Burger King in Amersfoort

There is also a Burger King right by the hotel we stayed at. The crazy thing was they had free refills, which mirrors the American system — you order a drink and are given the appropriate size cup to go with it. Then you can dispense the drink yourself (with the soda fountain shown here).

Let’s just say “free refills” are an all but unheard of concept here in the Netherlands. The only exceptions I’ve seen are at some of the buffets.

Only a few more days until a nice, relaxing weekend!

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End of the school year cards (Or: One of these doesn’t quite belong…)

I made a quick trip to Albert Heijn to pick up some broccoli. (If you had told me five years ago that I would willingly buy broccoli, I would have laughed. Hard.) Anyway, it was rather busy when I went so I had plenty of time to stare at the items for sale around the cash register, especially the “Congrats! You survived the hell that is school!” cards.

And then I noticed one of them isn’t quite the same as the others. You don’t even need to know Dutch to guess which.

End of year school cards at Albert Heijn

For your information, geslaagd means that you passed. Gezakt, with the sad looking smiley above on the right? Bummer. You failed. I took a peek inside – blank.

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