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Weekend in Amsterdam - 4
 
Day 2 so far was great,
I got sun on head and neck.
'Where's the library...I can't wait
proper name...the Bibliotek...'

Biggest one I've ever seen,
standing seven stories high.
On top floor...choice of scene,
across town...or o'er the Ei

There's a basement park for bikes,
where hundreds are secured.
Each floor caters for likes,
why so many folk are lured.

CD's and DVD's,
computer stations too.
Cafeterias to please,
first class...and there are two!

In the atrium so spacious,
a piano standing there.
I thought, my goodness gracious...
you can play it...if you dare...

When we'd covered every floor,
I felt quite impressed.
To improve on that some more,
top floor view was the best...

'Rack of Ribs for dinner dad?'
Andrew then enquired.
'Great day so far we've had,
and you're not even tired...'

For our bikes we headed down,
and off we went again.
Cycled through the town,
so much busier by then.

People trying hard to drive,
through the bikes and crowd.
Stick by Andrew I would strive,
just keeping up...I felt proud.

A mass of people walked,
on and off the road.
On telephones they talked,
whilst off the kerb they strode.

Mopeds and motor bikes,
trams, cars and scooters,
folk on laid-back trikes,
bus drivers sounding hooters.

Blocked in at lights, not free,
waiting to see green.
Amongst it all was me,
taking in the scene...

Outside table once again,
for some exquisite food.
Washed down with cool beer then,
I said, 'Son...that was good...'

A smile was on his face,
'Right, once we've finished here,
off to a place I know,
with a classic choice of beer...'

It's a *Belgian bar well known,
though not to the tourists,
Good service there is shown,
and not just to the purists.

Till midnight there we sat,
enjoying conversation.
Cycling back to Andrew's flat,
filled me with elation.

Hardly any people seen,
on bikes or even cars.
Dark canals and tree lined streets,
and twinkling summer stars.

* * *

to be continued...

Written for:

Anything Goes AG
Host: Bubby

*Author's Note:
A Belgian beer bar in the
Netherlands is not unusual.
It's beers are special though.

By Tomfoollery

© 2010 Tomfoollery (All rights reserved)

 

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