When I flew to the Netherlands from Ireland in late 2007 to meet a friend of mine from America, she knew about a place called "Winkel van Sinkel," there in Utrecht, and we went for a cup of coffee.
I took this photo while we were there.
Winkel van Sinkel is een "gezellig grandcafe in klassieke stijl," according to their website and clearly an important local institution. ("Gezellig" means something like cozy/convivial.)
I'm happy that we were there when two men were carrying a massive piece of thin plywood across the perimeter of the dining area.