Friday, January 16, 2015

Christmas Travel 2014, connection at Schiphol

After being on the plane some 16++ hours, we have reached Amsterdam (where we take another plane to Nuremberg).

It was drizzling in Amsterdam when we arrived. And it rained even more while we waited.

We had 3hours, and with not much to do, we just went around Schiphol and looked at the shops.

First we went to change some money. We were traveling to Prague somewhere in between and had no Czech Crowns. The exchange is not so good but better to have some in hand before we arrive.

We had them changed at two different places and had a better deal at one of them (see above photo). On top of that, the cashier granted my request for smaller denominations (It is that big a deal because Czech people almost never give the right change. Some return the right change when confronted, but others just lie in your face and deny it.) So even with a not so good rate, I'd rather change my money here than in Prague.

Miffy goods. I absolutely love Miffy. :X My first Miffy merchandise was bought in Hong Kong, was the first time I was introduced to this super cute bunny. XD It was when I traveled to Japan that I found out Miffy was Dutch! I thought Miffy was Japanese.=_=

Soft white miffys.

Some pretty Dutch goods. I love collecting tins and this one looks rather nice. I didn't buy it though as it was our first leg and I was already carrying a lot. (next time I'm thinking of taking only 1set of outer clothes (this is a challenge!:O) and bringing an empty luggage).

I want this tin (I forgot what's inside, probably cookies), I hope cookies, It's kinda small though for 9,90.... I'm always debating whether to buy or not, it's frustrating. Haha. XP


And then another chocolate store with a really warm interior.

Knitted goods. Do you think I'll be able to knit more complicated patterns??:3

A lot of food places, this was one of them.

Cool seats with a socket right next to the table. How convenient.

Although you can always find charging/laptop zones like this one here:

Another food court above, which we decided to check out.

Although after having had 3 meals on the plane, we weren't really looking for food.

Here's how it looks inside, however.


There was a bridge in front of the food court that overlooked the busier lower level.

Thick glass panels on the bridge.

The shops below:

Starbucks with its nice warm ambiance.

Here's how the rest of Schiphol pretty much looks.

As we were walking back to our boarding gate,

..we came across this:

which was titled so: ('Two incredible sitting black snowmen' by Tom Claassen)

How many times have I been to Schiphol but only saw this now!

Walkalators to our boarding gate.

The sun had come up and the raining ceased...
The weather is always so glum you can't really see the sun.

See you next post.


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1 comment:

  1. I didn't knew Miffy was Dutch, I tought it was Japanese too!