Monday, October 17, 2011

Our world Tuesday.

Yesterday we visited the city of Amsterdam with very good friends. They both have lived here in their youth and come here to shop at least once a month .I am sure everybody knows of Amsterdam. I will show you what I saw.
So we walked a lot, rested a lot and made lots of photo's. We only visited the old centre of the city because that was all we could do on  one  day.There is so much to see in  beautiful Amsterdam. I am going to show you a few  of the  photo's I made now and will show more in  the coming days. These are all made round the world famous canals with their beautiful houses.

You will notice that it is a very busy city and that there are thousands of bikes around as everybody in Holland owns one so also in Amsterdam with its many students. I will show more bikes next time.





























This is the famous Westerkerk (Westerchurch) in Amsterdam.



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For more our world photo's go here : http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/

26 comments:

Home and Lifestyle said...

Mooie foto's Riet...de mooie grachtenpanden zijn zo typerend voor onze hoofdstad. Wij waren er in augustus, toen was het nog vakantie en ik vond het er erg druk. Maar het is een heerlijke stad om een dag te vertoeven.

Ik wens je een fijne avond! Lieve groet, Ingrid

RobinfromCA said...

I so miss our annual visit to beautiful Amsterdam for IBC. Thank you for taking me back there with your wonderful post! I love the canals, the Westerkerk and all of the bicycles! Can't wait to see the rest of your photos!

Robin

Madelief said...

Lieve Riet,

Je hebt prachtige foto's van Amsterdam gemaakt! Het blijft een heerlijke stad. Wij komen er ook allebei graag. Twee weken geleden zijn we 's ochtends ook even de stad ingegaan. Gewoon lekker ergens een kopje koffie drinken in een café en daarna wat door de stad lopen. Perfect!

Een gezellige nieuwe week!

Lieve groetjes van Madelief x

eileeninmd said...

Thank your Riet for the lovely tour of Amsterdam. The canals are very cool and I would love to see this city in person someday. Wonderful photos, have a great day!

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Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful post for the day, Riet, and what a beautiful city Amsterdam is!! I did so enjoy the time I was able to visit there! I love the canals and all of those bicycles made me smile! Really superb captures for the day! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Dorothy said...

Very interesting pictures! Imagine all the gasoline that is saved by so many riding bikes! Love the canals and the narrow looking buildings we might call townhouses. Have a great day!

Mimmu said...

Hello and greetings from Finland!
You said, you have been married 50 years, we only 47½ years :)

Most of those places in your photos are familiar from our visit there.
And tomorrow our daughter is flying to Amsterdam for some meeting.
She is just now packing and thinking how is the weather in Amsterdam in this week, what kind of clothes could be best and so on. . .

VioletSky said...

I also lived in A'dam in my youth - these pictures are making me homesick!

greet's foto's said...

Amsterdam,de stad van mijn dromen,zo mooi,de grachtenpanden de grachten zelf,de mensen ja het is een heerlijke stad,ben er heel veel geweest,we gingen met vier vriendinnen elke maand een dagje statten,en heerlijk uit eten,was een hfijne tijd,dit zijn foto's naar mijn hart,

lieve groetjes greet

Anita said...

Prachtige foto's van mooi Amsterdam.
Voor een dagje vind ik het er prima
maarre verder: mij veuls te druk hihi
Groetjezz lfs mij

ρομπερτ said...

Thank you for this escape into peacefulness and beauty.


daily athens photo

aka Penelope said...

How absolutely lovely to have this waterway in the middle of the streets! Reminds me a little of Venice. The passion for bike riding must keep people in Amsterdam very fit and healthy.

"Création" said...

O wat leuk Riet om hier van die mooie foto's tegen te komen van mijn geboortestad. Zou er nu beslist niet meer willen wonen, maar deze stad heeft beslist wat. Mooi ook de Westertoren aan de rand van de Jordaan.
En een giller hé al die fietsen, dat is altijd zo geweest en zal ook altijd zo blijven. Je wil niet weten hoeveel fietsen er van me gestolen zijn toen ik daar nog woonde. En iedereen die weer eens een fiets kwijt was ging op een gegeven moment richting Centraal Station om weer een fiets terug te pikken, erg hé. Daar staan echt vele honderden fietsen dag in dag uit.

Mooie foto's en jullie hebben in ieder geval genoten, en hadden ook heerlijk weer.....

Fijne week wens ik je,
Liefs Josephine

Al said...

It's been decades since I've been in Amsterdam. Thanks for the memories with these wonderful shots!

EG Wow said...

Amsterdam appears to be such a clean city and I am always impressed to see so many bicycles!

SandyCarlson said...

These are magnificent images. Looks like a wonderful place to be!

Ann said...

The last photo, those bollards (?) what are they for?

ladyfi said...

What lovely shots of Amsterdam! I love the way the leaves seem to be blowing off the trees in your shots.

klaproos said...

wat een prachtige stad om in rond te dwalen hé riet,
heerlijk

Dianne said...

Hi Riet - Thank you for taking us on a lovely walk around the old part of Amsterdam - it is lovely to see so many bikes and I'm sure the people must be a lot fitter and slimmer for all that cycling.
The canals are beautiful!
I'm looking forward to seeing more of your lovely photos.

Gattina said...

that's exactly what I see when I visit my son who lives in Amsterdam since 6 or 7 years ! I don't go always into the city center but I know Amsterdam quiet well. Probably I will go there more often, now that they have bought a house and more space for visitors !

Maggie said...

Thanks for the trip down memory lane......I visited Amsterdam over 20 years ago with my dear friend Ann who has, sadly, since passed away.
We must have walked the same streets, your photographs look so much like the ones I took on our trip.

BrandNewStudio said...

A GreatPhotographicMoments

Barbara said...

What a fabulous looking place - I've been to Holland before but never to Amsterdam and would love to visit it.

snowwhite said...

Hello Rief,
Amsterdam is just beautiful and graceful! So many bikes. Do they commute by bike? It is great to be eco-friendly. Thank you for all of your wonderful photos and interesting story!
Best wishes,
keiko