Autumn: Perfect For Visiting Holland
With (astronomical) fall officially arriving in a few days, it got us thinking about this season as it is in the Netherlands, home of Douwe Egberts. The autumnal weather in the country comes with a chill, with highs in the fifties (Fahrenheit).
Arriving at Amsterdam’s Central Station, the historic monument and working central station, you’d need a scarf and gloves – the wind is biting! — as you navigate the narrow streets within the city. The station was built in the 1880’s, designed by the same architect who conceived the Rijksmuseum, also known as the Dutch National museum, which is nearby. Everyone gets a selfie in front of the station where giant letters spell out the city’s name.
Walk down the Damrak (main road) from the station and in five minutes, you arrive at Dam Square. Here the Royal Palace stands, build in the 17th century. It is no longer home to the Dutch royal family, but is still used to hold official receptions. Across the square is the National Monument statue, erected in memory of Dutch soldiers and members of the resistance who died during World War 2.
As beautiful as the monuments and architecture are in the Netherlands, no trip would be complete without a good cup of Douwe Egberts coffee as you sit at a small café table. It might be cold outside, but like any hearty Dutch citizen, it is worth it to enjoy the sights from your chair. The coffee warms you in many ways.