I was recently in Amsterdam for a couple of days, then rented a car and drive out along the North Sea and down to Rotterdam. Some highlights - De Pijp restaurant in Rotterdam, an old-school steakhouse that reminded me a lot of Peter Luger. The Netherlands Architecture Institute was fantastic, and I had a nice time biking around the Kralingse Plas lake.
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