Yes, that’s right, on Saturday I spent one day in Amsterdam. ‘Why would you bother doing that?’ I’m sure you’re wondering. Well, as you can see, you can do a lot in a day….

SUNNY CANALS
AMSTERDAM – DANCING HOUSES. THE HOUSES ALONG THE CANAL WERE ONCE SUPPORTED BY WOODEN STILTS WHICH LED THEM TO WOBBLE LIKE DANCING HOUSES. MOST OF THE HOUSES BUILT ALONG THE CANAL NOW HAVE REINFORCED CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS THAT ARE DRILLED DEEP INTO TO THE EARTH SO THEY ARE SAFE AS, WELL, SAFE AS HOUSES.
AMSTERDAM CENTRAL STATION

 

BIKES, BRIDGES, CANALS AND TALL NARROW HOUSES. IT DOESN’T GET MORE STEREOTYPICAL AMSTERDAM THAN THIS!
THE ROYAL PALACE
THE BULLDOG COFFEE SHOP IN AMSTERDAM IS NOW FAMOUS FOR THE FUNKY ART WORK AND YOU’LL FIND A COUPLE OF COFFEE SHOPS AROUND THE CITY. REMEMBER THAT THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A COFFEE SHOP AND A CAFE! IF YOU JUST WANT A QUICK CUPPA, GO TO A CAFE.
DE WAAG IS THE ONLY MEDIEVAL FORTIFIED GATE LEFT IN THE CITY. BUILT IN THE 14TH CENTURY, IT WAS ONCE A WEIGH HOUSE AND THEN A GUILD HOUSE AND IS NOW A SPECTACULAR RESTAURANT/CAFE.
GAY AND PROUD IN AMSTERDAM’S RED LIGHT DISTRICT

TASTY CHEESE AT THE SATURDAY MARKET IN AMSTERDAM