Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Total 14 Posts
This will be my last entry from Amsterdam as I'm off to Rome for the next week. Here are a few photos taken earlier today. If you'd like to see more of my photos from Amsterdam, they're here.
I just learned Toronto is Amsterdam's twin city. I had no idea... There's little in Amsterdam to commemorate this bond, but I did walk across the Torontobrug earlier today. The Torontobrug (Bridge No. 350) is a link across the Amstel river between Amsteldijk and Weesperzijde. It has this plaque that
I love walking big European cities. The architecture is always beautiful and there's never a shortage of things to see and do. Drop me down in Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam or Dublin and let me walk! There is one negative thing about walking big European cities. It's often very difficult to
Visiting Amsterdam for the third time in 15 months, it's all so familiar. I took a stroll to the Anne Frank House today and this red and green canal boat was directly across the canal.
On my last day in Amsterdam before heading for Dublin, I visited the Heineken Experience. My thinking was that I could enjoy the Heineken Experience one day before visiting the Guinness Storehouse and effectively compare the two. This brewery started brewing Heineken back in 1867 and was recently renovated to
Bicycling is a key part of Dutch culture and the intersection design on Amsterdam streets reflects this progression. As a Torontonian who loves to bike our streets, I'm completely envious. Here's a pic I snapped of a typical intersection in The Netherlands. Instead of trying to explain how it works,
I know I've been boring you lately with entries about my stay in Amsterdam, but here's one more for the road. These are photos I've taken this past week but haven't yet posted. It's been a fantastic visit, and I can't wait to return next month, but I do miss
Tell someone you're going to Amsterdam and they inevitably bring up two things: weed and the Red Light District. I paid a couple of visits to the Red Light District, not to participate but just to see what it was all about. One of the main streets was under construction,
I've made a few trips to Vondelpark in Amsterdam, a beautiful public park in the west end. As one who has spent a lot of time in Toronto's High Park, I naturally compare the Vondelpark to High Park, and they're quite similar in appearance and vibe. One thing Vondelpark has
This morning, I decided to have a bowl of Special K. No, that's not a street name for hash here in Amsterdam, that's the cereal from Kellogg's I often enjoy in Toronto. It seems Amsterdam's Special K isn't the same as the Special K we have in North America Canada.
Amsterdam has been called the "Venice of the North" for its more than one hundred kilometres of canals, about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges. I didn't have to count them to come up with those figures because I copied that line from Wikipedia. That's also where I copied this
As a general rule, I avoid the hotel minibar at all costs. In fact, I've only broke this rule once in my life. I was once very hungry at about 4am and decided I needed a Snickers bar to tide me over until breakfast. That was the best €5 chocolate
Amsterdam is a very interesting city. I'll be sharing more pics from my visit soon, but this entry is about the bikes that dominate the cityscape. This summer, I've biked about three times a week throughout Toronto, but we in Toronto can't touch Amsterdam when it comes to biking. Amsterdam
I have a question for the hivemind. Have you ever been to Amsterdam? I'm looking to visit this summer and I'm curious as to what you'd recommend I do when I'm there. What do I have to see and do in Amsterdam?