After my previous attempt to get to Amsterdam was thwarted by heavy snow and cancelled flights, I finally made it over the Netherlands’ capital and grabbed some photos on my travels.
Amsterdam Centraal is the largest railway station in Amsterdam and a major international railway hub, used by 162,000 passengers a day – making it the second busiest railway station in the country after Utrecht Centraal.
Designed by Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers and first opened in 1889, the station features a Gothic, Renaissance Revival station building and an impressive cast iron roof spanning approximately 40 metres.
The modern lines of the EYE Film Institute, built in 2012.
Housing the national film archives, four modern cinemas, an exhibition space and a restaurant, its sloping edges and geometrical patterns were designed to create the illusion of movement.
Westermoskee mosque stands on the bank of the canalised river Schinkel in the Chassébuurt in De Baarsjes and was designed by French traditional architects Marc and Nada Breitman
Splendid vintage advertising and typography.
The Vondelpark is a public urban park of 47 hectares in the borough of Amsterdam-Zuid, situated west from the Leidseplein and the Museumplein.
There’s a lot of bikes in Amsterdam!
Amsterdam has more than one hundred kilometers of canals, about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges.
The three main canals (Herengracht, Prinsengracht and Keizersgracht), were dug in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age and form concentric belts around the city, known as the Grachtengordel.
The Rijksmuseum is a Dutch national museum dedicated to arts and history and is located at the Museum Square in Amsterdam South, close to the Van Gogh Museum.
The Dunking Devils in action.
There’s some striking architecture around the city,.
The Bloemenmarkt is a floating flower market founded in 1862 and sited on Singel between Muntplein and Koningsplein, in the city’s southern canal belt.
It’s mainly for tourists now, and populated by souvenir and gift shops flogging bulbs, mini-clogs and fridge magnets, although one or two flower sellers survive.
Hendrix street art.
The rather underwhelming ‘cheese museum.’
A dog takes in the sun.
Clock at Beursplein.
Cheesy music promotion.
‘From the mine to your finger.’ Doesn’t that sound attractive?
The National Monument on Dam Square is a 1956 monument in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
A national Remembrance of the Dead ceremony is held at the monument every year on 4 May to commemorate the casualties of World War II and subsequent armed conflicts.
Bike being taken over by nature.
We had a tasty burger at the Vegan Junk Food Bar.
Amsterdam at night.
I love the ways the trams have a full reception desk inside!
Booze galore at Café De Spuyt, Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 86, 1017 RD Amsterdam.
Loved this slimline car.
Cafe Soundgarden at Derde Marnixdwarsstraat.
Bollocks to Brexit.
Located in a former tram depot, the Maker Store offers a wealth of goods from independent traders.
Old boat on the canal.
The Botel Amsterdam.
Abandoned Soviet Project 611 submarine B-80. Its owners hoped to rent it as a party venue, but it’s been empty for years.
Busker entertains the crowds.
Instagram-luring attraction across the river from the railway station.