Saturday, April 10, 2010

Amsterdam

Tom, Bob and I just spent 4 wonderful days in Amsterdam.  It's been 19 years since I've been in Amsterdam!

Statue of Anne Frank...

Bob and Tom standing in front of Anne Frank's house.  Anne was 13 years old when she began writing her diary in July 1942.  Anne lived in a small hidden apartment with 7 other people for 2 years before they were betrayed.  First, Anne was sent to Auschwitz and then she was moved to Bergan-Belsen.  Unfortunately, she died of typhus just weeks before the camp was liberated.

The flower market...

The Heineken Brewery...

Of course, no visit to Amsterdam would be complete without a canal cruise.

Amsterdam has 165 canals spanned by more than 1,280 bridges.

Bob's curls on the canal cruise...

A view from the canal...Amsterdam has more than 7,000 gables.







A wonderful way to take your son and 2 dogs around Amsterdam.

I had forgotten how many bikes and bike lanes there are in Amsterdam.  It is such an easy way to get around the city's narrow roads.

6 comments:

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hi Dawn, great photos.. I love Amsterdam but it has been a few years since I went there, pleased you had another great trip.

Notes from Noël said...

Thanks Anne. Amsterdam is a photographer's paradise!

Leesa said...

How FUN!!! Reminds me of Strasbourg!! I want to go, too.. Next year!!

Glad you had fun!
Leese

Notes from Noël said...

Hey Leese,

You're right - Amsterdam does resemble Strasbourg. Lovely canals and cute little streets!

Rosina at Middle Ageless said...

I have been to Strasbourg but never to Amsterdam. It's on the list though. I love the tall buildings in your pics, and the balance as well. They are just beautiful. The curls are so sweet :) Thanks for sharing. I will visit vicariously until the finances and time allow a real visit.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Beautiful place Dawn, gorgeous pictures! Hugs.