14 True Shots of Amsterdam

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If you’re planning to visit Amsterdam (for whatever innocent reason) and you tell someone—especially a non-European—about your Amsterdam plan, he/she will probably make at least one remark:
a.) about Dutch tolerance
b.) about “having fun,” with raised eyebrows
c.) about “staying safe,” with crinkled eyebrows
or d.) with unusual interest in your plans and personal character.

Amsterdammers deserve more respect than that.
Thus: 14 simple non-illicit ways to remember Amsterdam,
just so you know.

1. Bicycles
with emphasis on bicycles.

Family Cycle Train by Amsterdamize

2. Canals, canals, canals and boats.

Converging by Kevin Dooley

3. Flowers
as prim and as organized as possible.

Amsterdam bike
Amsterdam by Moyan Brenn

4. Trams
with the accompanying ‘ding ding’.

into the distance by Oliver Wagemann

5. Narrow obstacle-covered sidewalks.
(The aforementioned bicycles make them narrower.)

Amstedam by Bert K

6. Rain.

undermy by Inessa Akhmedova

7. Windows.

Diana does Amsterdam canal architecture by Kevin Dooley

8. Book and flower markets.

photo mateo messina:up the spout by Lali Masriera

9. Yellow trains.
(Actually, they’re everywhere in the Netherlands; but for the sake of the theme…)

moving fast by Bas Lammers

10. The stickers on mailboxes that say JA or NEE (yes or no) to advertisements.

Flickr meet NDSM 11-04-09 by Marja van Bochove

11. Geese and ducks
given the amount of water.

Please feed me! (Amsterdam) by David Evers

12. Bridges
given the amount of water.

My kind of town by Kevin Dooley

13. Art Museums
and probably any other genre of museum you could desire.

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam by jan.tito

14. The looong row houses
and their inconspicuous endings.

Amsterdam bike by Moyan Brenn

In summary: there are many reasons to live in Amsterdam.
Let us refrain from moving our eyebrows.


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