If you want to see the whole of Amsterdam, you have to walk miles. But being flat, it’s convenient. You only notice your hurting feet, when sitting down for a drink 😀
Going to Blauwbrug along Reguliersgracht and Herengracht. Blauwbrug – the blue bridge is not blue. The name stems from the bridge which was there before.
Behind it the Magere Brug – a reconstructed bridge from 17th century. Also, the name stems from the past: It used to be so narrow, that two people couldn’t pass each other.
Crowded Rembrandtplein. The place was named in 1867 after, as you can imagine – painter Rembrandt van Rijn.
Tuschinski Theater – not a theater but a cinema with a beautiful front. Must be beautiful inside, too. But we didn’t see that.
Munttoren on Muntplein – a tower on a place which basically consists of a bridge. Very crowded.
From here we walked in direction of Oude Markt. Very beautiful.
Looking for food, we passed Grimburgwal. A small canal near the university. What a delightful spot!
This is a part of the university in Amsterdam…ours wasn’t so beautiful 😉 Oudemanhuispoort – you can browse a small book market here.
The darker, the more beautiful – in my opinion. The Zuiderkerk.
Way too many kerks… – Oudekerk!
The city on the Amstel by night – picturesque!
Amstel-Dam is really worth a long walk. You can discover so much!
Doing so, you will get tired – Paparazzi are everywhere 😀
Interesting: Magna Plaza – once a post office, today a shopping mall. Looks like a palace from outside. Downstairs we visited a Rembrand exhibition – of course only high-class art prints.
Next to it: Palais op de Dam – the king’s palace. The former post office is more pompous.
Spui: Every Friday there’s a book market here.
From Spui you can enter Begijnhof – one of the major sights in Amsterdam.
A ‚Begijnhof‘ is separated from the city around it. It’s very quiet inside. There are many of them in Belgium and two more in the Netherlands.
Inside there’s a small chapel, beautiful small houses and a garden. It was built in the 14th century.
Oude Lutherse Kerk – also seen from Spui.
Snakehouse and art and so on…
Amsterdam: At the end of the day, our feet burned like hell! But totally worth it!