Last week, I spoke at Microsoft DevDays 2009 in The Netherlands. After the conference, I was able to do a little sightseeing in Amsterdam on my own, which included buying a small souvenir from the Heineken Plant, a CodePlex labeled Heineken bottle.

CodePlex labeled Heineken bottle next to a Koala bear's butt Outside the Heineken Brewery with CodePlex flag

The conference was held at The Hague (which btw is a city, and not a building). We had beautiful weather for the conference, so I was very happy to get a chance to go out to the beach and grab some photos.

Sandcastles on the beach at The Hauge

Since i grew up on a coast beach facing South, I’ve never seen a sunset on the water before.

a sunset on the water at The Hauge

And one picture to prove I did actual work instead of just sightseeing, I tried to capture just how large the 400 seat room was, but alas, my poor little camera just couldn’t handle it. To give you an idea, there were 3 projection screens from behind the stage, and 6 monitors within the audience.

the DevDays room i spoke in was quite large