Archive for March, 2018

30 Everyday Things in Amsterdam: (1) Your local cheese shop

March 31, 2018 Leave a comment

I’ve already shared a series of photos for “30 Days of Amsterdam Canal Houses” and “30 Days of Amsterdam Art“, so now it is time to see what everyday life is like in Amsterdam. Or at least in March 2018, which is when I took all the photos that I’ll share throughout April 2018.

The first one is very Dutch: cheese, at your local cheese shop.


Ready to Bloom

March 31, 2018 Leave a comment

Many of the bridges in Amsterdam have flowers in pots along the railings. These will be in full bloom soon.

The Amstel Hotel in Amsterdam

March 29, 2018 Leave a comment


I want someone to visit Amsterdam and stay at the nearby Amstel Hotel so I can get a tour. We live across the Amstel from it.

Tower Day in Amsterdam

March 24, 2018 Leave a comment

Open Tower Day happens once a year in Amsterdam, and that was today for 2018. I only had time to visit two of the towers, so I chose Kalverpassage / Blue Amsterdam and Zilveren Toren / Level Eleven Amsterdam. These photos are from Level Eleven, which gives great views of the Amsterdam Centraal Train Station, which is the main one the everyone comes into.


Horse Police in Amsterdam

March 24, 2018 Leave a comment

They all looked very serious. There was a protest going on around the corner, but these police were walking/riding away from it.

Sunny on the Amstel

March 18, 2018 Leave a comment

Interesting Draw Bridge Mechanics

March 16, 2018 Leave a comment

On the Amstel

March 11, 2018 2 comments

The New House

March 9, 2018 1 comment

This is our new place in Amsterdam, tucked in between garden walls in the middle of the gardens (yards) of all of our neighbors. It is completely overlooked, but feels private at the same time, maybe because we don’t hear any street noise.

Amstel Ice (ijs)

March 3, 2018 2 comments
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