You Can’t Get Bored at the Amsterdam Airport
One of my favorite places to check for camera gear is a really great electronics store in Amsterdam. They have a good selection of top name camera products from Nikon, Canon, Panasonic, Olympus, and others. They stock bodies and lenses as well as other digital requirements such as Sandisk cards, hard drives, and jump drives too. You can even pick up an iPad, Macbook Air, or any of the Apple Macbook Pros. Items I’ve mentioned cover just a small portion of what they sell. Lots of point and shoots, shavers, books, magazines, headphones, and just about anything you can imagine. Really nice store.
Many of the folks working here seem to have pretty good knowledge of what they’re selling. The gentleman below, Tim Khan, was eyeing my GX1 with the 7-14mm lens and of course we had to chat. I handed it over to him and he took a look at the magnificent wide view the 7-14 provided and commented, “Nicely corrected.” He also had a great sense of humor which I experienced when I handed him the camera and lens and he playfully pretended to run down the aisle with it. We laughed and I told him I didn’t blame him for wanting to run off with it.
The prices won’t beat anything you can get at B&H, but it’s nice to know there are options in case of a photo emergency on your way to Kenya or India. They generally don’t have the high-end Nikons or Canons, but you can get a D300, D7000, and others. This time through I purchased a European plug adapter for the KLM lounge. You can find all the adapters you need and then some.
Don’t hesitate to check them out while on your way to the wilds of Africa or other places you may go that require you to pass through Amsterdam. If you see Tim Kahn, tell him hello.
As Steve Jobs used to say, one more thing – Big, beautiful, original paintings by European Masters on display at Schiphol Airport
A small gallery of artwork from a few of Europe’s Masters is on display in this cozy and serene, glass enclosed room at the Schiphol Airport. It’s a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of one of the world’s busiest transportation hubs. I’m not as knowledgeable about the world’s master artists as I probably should be, but I did study a little art history in college with my mother. We actually had a few courses together and she graduated with a BA in Art History from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. I went on to be a photographer. Not many kids get to go to college with their mom. This group of images is for you Mom and any others that may appreciate the talented artists from days gone by. Stop by and see this wonderful exhibit if you happen to be fortunate enough to be passing through the Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam.