Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, street scenes, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

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 photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

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.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

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.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Tramlines.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

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

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Splendid vintage advertising and typography.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

The Vondelpark is a public urban park of 47 hectares in the borough of Amsterdam-Zuid, situated west from the Leidseplein and the Museumplein.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

There’s a lot of bikes in Amsterdam!

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

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.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Timely bike.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Stickers.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

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.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

The Dunking Devils in action.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

There’s some striking architecture around the city,.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

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.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Bulbs galore!

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Hendrix street art.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

The rather underwhelming ‘cheese museum.’

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

A dog takes in the sun.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Clock at Beursplein.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Osh osh!

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Cheesy music promotion.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

‘From the mine to your finger.’ Doesn’t that sound attractive?

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

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.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Bike being taken over by nature.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Harlemmersluis bridge.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

We had a tasty burger at the Vegan Junk Food Bar.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam at night.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

I love the ways the trams have a full reception desk inside!

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Booze galore at Café De Spuyt, Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 86, 1017 RD Amsterdam.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Traditional bike.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Loved this slimline car.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Cafe Soundgarden at Derde Marnixdwarsstraat.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Pedalos ahoy.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Canal scenes.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Watched.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Leidseplein.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Bollocks to Brexit.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Located in a former tram depot, the Maker Store offers a wealth of goods from independent traders.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Old boat on the canal.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

The Botel Amsterdam.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Abandoned Soviet Project 611 submarine B-80. Its owners hoped to rent it as a party venue, but it’s been empty for years.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

No fun.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Vondelpark scenes.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Busker entertains the crowds.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

Instagram-luring attraction across the river from the railway station.

Amsterdam photos: canals, architecture, bars, bikes and an old submarine

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