Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Dutch Amsterdam
277 followers -
The no-nonsense travel guide to Amsterdam, Holland
The no-nonsense travel guide to Amsterdam, Holland

277 followers
About
Communities and Collections
Posts

Post has shared content
Amsterdam is a freewheeling city, but contrary to popular opinion not everything goes. Too, some things -- while perfectly legal -- are best avoided.
#Amsterdam

Post has attachment
Amsterdam is a freewheeling city, but contrary to popular opinion not everything goes. Too, some things -- while perfectly legal -- are best avoided.
#Amsterdam

Post has attachment
People shun Paris for Amsterdam: Terrorism's influence on travel

What strange times we live in. Terrorism, particularly the kind perpetrated by fanatical idiots, can happen anywhere -- even in Amsterdam.

Until now we have been spared, if you don't count the murder of Theo van Gogh by an extremely disturbed man who apparently thought he was acting in the name of a religion.

But it can happen here as well.

Do you let that knowledge influence your travel plans?

#amsterdam #terrorism

Post has attachment
Starting August 1, 2016: The Best Way To Get High In Amsterdam

No, it's not what you think. I'm talking about Europe's highest set of swings, on top of the A'DAM Lookout observation deck.

#Amsterdam #observationdeck #swings

Post has attachment
Visiting the Anne Frank House & Museum in Amsterdam? Here's all the information you need.

Post has attachment
Nieuwmarkt -- one of Amsterdam's oldest squares

The Nieuwmarkt (New Market) is one of Amsterdam’s most popular squares, dominated by a castle-like former city gate which dates back to 1425.

The square is lined by two dozen cafés, restaurants and coffeeshops, and has a relaxed, family-friendly atmosphere even though it borders the city's infamous Red Light District.

#amsterdam   #nieuwmarkt  

Post has attachment
Swimming in Amsterdam

No less than 24% of Amsterdam consists of water: two rivers, 165 canals, and several lakes.

So there are lots of official -- and unofficial -- places to swim:
http://www.dutchamsterdam.nl/4127-swimming-amsterdam

We discovered the swimming hole on this photo just yesterday. While unofficial (i.e. not approved, water quality not checked, et cetera), it comes complete with a diving board and fantastic views -- from the Oranjewerf shipyard and Schellingwouderbrug (bridge) in the east to the cruise ship terminal in the west.

This hard-to-find spot is marked on our map as IJ (Diving Board).

#amsterdam   #swimming  
Photo

Post has attachment
Swimming in Amsterdam

There are lots of official -- and unofficial -- places to swim in Amsterdam.

Question is... can you swim in the canals?

The event pictures is the annual Gay Pride Canal Parade, 2007.  While the color of the water may look strange, the quality is actually quite high:
http://www.dutchamsterdam.nl/4127-swimming-amsterdam

#amsterdam   #swimming  
Photo

Post has attachment
Different worlds in downtown Amsterdam

I'm not sure whether you could rightly call it an oasis, but this is such a restful, peaceful place -- right in the center of Amsterdam. 

This spot, alongside Prins Hendrikkade, just east of Central Station, brings out the old hippie in me.

Look at the contrast between the modern architecture along Oosterdok, and the rustic beauty of barges converted into houseboats. Given a choice, I know where I would rather live.

How about you?

#amsterdam   #houseboats   #prinshendrikkade  
Photo

Post has attachment
Amsterdam Skyline

What a gorgeous day this was!  May we have many more...

I spent part of the day enjoying the view from the roof of the NEMO museum.

#amsterdam   #skyline  
Photo
Wait while more posts are being loaded