Favorite thing: This view from Rokin in the city centre has a little slice of Holland right there - Heineken Beer, diamonds and windmills!! Our bus driver pointed it out as we were passing on the way to the hotel!
Favorite thing: Amsterdam's an easy city to walk through. At least that little area i got to know. Everything is so near and even though I spent few time there i didn't feel the need of getting into any tram to move around faster. Everything seems to be close, and you have to walk a little further some channel or nice building will come across your way and delight your eyes. While walking around don't forget to look up, some buildings are pretty interesting and you will notice some typical architecture. Streets are crowded both with locals and visitors and you still you feel you’re through a cosy welcoming city.
...Well, that's the blue car behind me & Santadog.
Even that excites me; Everything in Amsterdam to me was for watching. Yes, watching first, get to know the pros & cons, then dive-in !.
...and discovering so many things unlike so many things that I had seen in my life! Maybe this place is for me, maybe not. I miss my own habitat in Kuala Lumpur or rather my own room !
There I was in the photo looking like a clown, spot me yet ?
Fondest memory: The other day I walked from my work to the train station and noticed these beautiful big balloons on the Beursplein, next to the Bijenkorf. The balloons were here because of the Holland Festival, which is held every year in June. The festival has a wide variety of the stage arts with one characteristic in common: great artistic quality and an international dimension.
The most beautiful part of this city is the canals and their reflections of this old city and the many who have walked the streets before. I found that the relics were even noticeable in the pavement. Going down an alleyway either gave you an Indiana Jones feeling or the more Trainspotting effect.
Fondest memory: Being with close friends and getting to laugh at the way the Dutch live, but enjoying their customs without making fun of them. I found that having more than one person from home with you got the job done when it came to making plans.
Wanted to take this pic last time but have done only in this trip....
Rokin.... a busy street leading to the heart of Amsterdam, to Dam square.... in a few hours there gonna be the loudest fire works in the whole city, NY is coming....
Amsterdam is referred to as the Venice of the north. Once you see all of the lovely canals you will know why. It is a wonderful city straight out of the 15th century, flourishing in the 21st century. Everything about this city is a must see. The best way to see it is by walking. Pickup a good tour book with a map and just start strolling. Do research on the internet, there is an endless source of information about this city.
Fondest memory: The cobblestone streets and the 15th century buildings. The canals with the houseboats and small fishing boats. Listening to the dialects from so many different nations.
We had the most fun just standing on one of the bridges that lead into the Red Light District. We watched as 1000's of people poured in and out thru the narrow alleyway. I enjoy people-watching almost as much as I enjoy siteseeing.
walk - all the streets are unlike any other city, just be careful that you are not run down by a bicycle.
Even the bicycles are worthy of a look - some have trailers attached, often carrying the pet dog.
For more typical sights look at my travelogue.
Fondest memory: The higgedly piggedly houses, some seem to be about to fall into the next one
Spend at least a few hours to walk along the canals, having a coffee in a typical dutch bar (a 'bruin cafe'), sitting down on a terrace on Prinsengracht if the weather allows it and just enjoying the vibes of this wonderful city! A very Dutch bar I can recommend is Kat in de Wijngaert, on Lindengracht (Jordaan).
Fondest memory: The canals, especially the Jordaan area with its markets and nice people is what I miss most when I am abroad!
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