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Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Nov. 2011). This photo seemed appropriate for today…a little bit of calm and quiet after the holiday hubbub. Advertisements
Elevated Christmas Tree in Magna Plaza Shopping Center, Amsterdam (Nov. 2011). Best wishes to you for a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year! – Sat Nav and Cider
Amsterdammers have a wealth of transportation options, including metro, light rail, train, bus, car, motorbike, bicycle, and, of course, boat. In Amsterdam, the canals are essentially wet roads; “vehicles” park along the sides while traffic passes between at varying speeds. … Continue reading
The Bloemenmarkt’s Rear on Singel Canal Viewed from Koningsplein Bridge, Amsterdam. Amsterdam’s Bloemenmarkt is the only floating flower market in the world (although you might not realize it unless you viewed it from the rear). If you’re looking to choose from a … Continue reading
Albert Cuyp Market on Albert Cuypstraat (in the De Pijp (“The Pipe”) neighborhood) is Amsterdam’s largest open-air street market with nearly 300 vendors selling just about everything one might expect, including hot foods, meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, spices, chocolate, sweets, flowers, plants, household … Continue reading
Rokin Canal viewed from the Doelensluis bridge, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Amsterdam cyclists abound. Not just along Rokin Canal, but everywhere. On main streets, sidewalks are generally a safe zone for pedestrians, but along the smaller canals pedestrians must remain vigilant or risk … Continue reading
Canal near Vondelpark and the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Many Amsterdammers seem bicycle dependent. Bikes truly are everywhere. So my question is, were these bikes flipped over the rail as an act of vandalism, or were there no more parking spots on the bridge?
Early in the morning, before the haze had a chance to burn off, my husband and I wandered the streets of the Jordaan District in Amsterdam. While walking down Eerste Leliedwarsstraat towards Westerkerk (“Western Church”), I couldn’t help but notice … Continue reading