Amsterdam – Canals, weed and cheese! – Part 2

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Crowded Rembrandtplein. The place was named in 1867 after, as you can imagine – painter Rembrandt van Rijn.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

From here we walked in direction of Oude Markt. Very beautiful.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Looking for food, we passed Grimburgwal. A small canal near the university. What a delightful spot!

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This is a part of the university in Amsterdam…ours wasn’t so beautiful 😉 Oudemanhuispoort – you can browse a small book market here.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The darker, the more beautiful – in my opinion. The Zuiderkerk.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Way too many kerks… – Oudekerk!

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The city on the Amstel by night – picturesque!

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amstel-Dam is really worth a long walk. You can discover so much!

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Doing so, you will get tired – Paparazzi are everywhere 😀

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Next to it: Palais op de Dam – the king’s palace. The former post office is more pompous.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Spui: Every Friday there’s a book market here.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Oude Lutherse Kerk – also seen from Spui.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Snakehouse and art and so on…

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam: At the end of the day, our feet burned like hell! But totally worth it!

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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