Amsterdam – Dam Square

Horse and cart in Dam Square

A few more photos from my Amsterdam trip, of the lovely Dam Square in the city centre. Since it’s a pretty popular and well known tourist spot, I’ll keep this post relatively short! Dam Square is home to a number of notable buildings, including the beautiful 15th century church Nieuwe Kerk,…

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Amsterdam – Bookshops

Book shop in Amsterdam

Just a short post today – yet again from Amsterdam! I hope no one is getting bored of these yet! As I walking down Nieuwezjids Voorburgwal past the Amsterdam Museum – initially planning to duck in there to shelter from the rain on my way to the flower market on the Singel – I…

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Shops in Amsterdam

Antiques shop in Amsterdam

Another little group of photos from my trip to Amsterdam for you (I swear I am finally nearing the end of these!), this time of various shops I found around the city. There were so many lovely little shops in Amsterdam, from swanky boutiques and art galleries near Prinsengracht Street where…

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Amsterdam – Doors and Windows

Amsterdam - Doors and Windows

I know I’ve been posting a lot of photos from my Amsterdam trip lately, so I’m sorry if you’re all getting bored of them! It’s just that I took about 400, and it’s such a lovely, beautiful city – I don’t think I’ll ever get bored of them. I’ve been…

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Amsterdam – Views

Amsterdam - Views

Amsterdam is full of incredible views – it seemed impossible for me to cross a bridge without stopping to snap yet another photograph of yet another picturesque canal (probably why I’m still working through my hundreds of photos). Anyway, I thought I’d just share a small gallery of some of…

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British Food Shop in Amsterdam

British Food Shop in Amsterdam

One of the things I love about living in London (although I expect it’s the same in many UK cities) is the amount of foreign food shops that are available. Particularly, I love shops like Cyber Candy that are choc-a-bloc with sweets from around the world, including those e-number-packed American sweets…

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Love Locks in Amsterdam

Love Locks in Amsterdam

While I was in Amsterdam in February, I discovered a few of these engraved padlocks, known as Love Locks, on a bridge over the Groenburgwal Canal. The drawbridge affords a great view of the Zuiderkerk (Southern Church) tower, and it’s sturdy black iron chains have been decked out with dozens…

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Waterlooplein – Amsterdam’s Flea Market

Waterlooplein - Amsterdam's Flea Market

Yes that’s right, in one day in Amsterdam I managed to visit three different markets! I’ve already shared my photos from the Bloemenmarkt and from the Albert Cuyp Market, but I also made it to the fascinating Waterlooplein – a flea market in Amsterdam’s old Jewish Quarter, which has been…

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Amsterdam – Red Light District

Amsterdam - Red Light District

The sordid side of Amsterdam is pretty well known, so I was well prepared to come across lots of green-lit, smoke-filled coffee-shops and dodgy looking sex shows. But, in all my child-like naivety, I was expecting the red-light district to be some sealed-off corner of the city that I’d have…

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Albert Cuyp Market, Amsterdam

Albert Cuyp Market, Amsterdam

Following on from last week’s post, I thought I’d share a few more of my photos from Amsterdam, this time of the Albert Cuyp Market on Albert Cuypstraat. By the time I’d made it down to this end of Amsterdam, after stopping for some amazing poffertjes at a cafe in Liedesplein,…

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Bloemenmarkt Amsterdam

Bloemenmarkt Amsterdam

Even though I was only in Amsterdam for one proper day (not counting the days I had to work), I still managed to take nearly 400 photos, so I’m only now getting round to sorting them all into the relevant groups. In serious sight-seeing mode, I ploughed round the city’s…

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Amsterdam – City of Bikes!

Amsterdam - City of Bikes!

Some of you may have noticed that I went to Amsterdam recently – but since I had a backlog from my Morocco trip, I haven’t yet gotten around to posting any of my stories or photos. It was an excellent trip (aside from all the business meetings, of course), during which…

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