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One Day in Amsterdam Walking With a Camera

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Dear Luke and Leia,

I get one day in Amsterdam walking with a camera and we are being shown around by Farieda, one of our dear friends. She grew up here and knows all the good spots.

One Day in Amsterdam Walking with a Camera

We visited Amsterdam once before and she gave such excellent guidance on what to see that time that I know this time will be superfantastic.

There's nothing like firsthand experience, right? So without too many words getting in the way, I want to take you two along our Amsterdam journey in pictures.

The Canals of Amsterdam

Canals of Amsterdam
Houseboat on a canal in Amsterdam
Houseboat on a canal in Amsterdam
Bicycles and canals are a trademark of Amsterdam
Bicycles and canals are a trademark of Amsterdam
Reflection in a canal, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Dutch architecture, bicycles and canal all attract in Amsterdam
Bicycles and canals in Amsterdam
Bicycle parked on a bridge over a canal in AmsterdamDutch Buildings and Bars

De Nieuwe Kerk churck in Amsterdam
De Nieuwe Kerk church in Amsterdam
Parliament Building Amsterdam
Colorful entrance in Amsterdam
Different styles of Dutch Architecture
Brown Cafe's are a bedrock in Amsterdam
Inside of a Brown Cafe in Amsterdam
A Brown cafe in Amsterdam
Dutch balcony example
Street art after the protests in Amsterdam
Dutch Architecture examplesNetherlands Friends and Food
Friends and family of Amsterdam
From left to right, Dan, Linda, Hermien, Farieda (our personal tour guide friend), Jennie (who lives in Panama but surprised us) and Sonny. Hermien and Sonny are our adopted European parents (thanks for sharing them, Farieda).

Dutch fried potato shop.

Linda with fries and a curry sauce.
Linda with fries and a curry sauce.
Pickled herring stand in Amsterdam
Sonny told us we had to try haring, a favorite local snack. Pickled herring is hugely popular in Amsterdam; people have been eating it in Holland for over 600 years.
Eating pickled herring in Amsterdam
Sonny force-feeding Linda some herring. (Okay, so maybe no force was involved.) It was actually pretty good!

We hope you enjoyed the journey in pictures with us. Amsterdam is truly a wonderful place to visit, full of great food, friendly people and glorious sights. We hope to take you two there someday soon. But for now it is off to Paris. We will write from there soon.


Nana and Pap

P.S. – If you have Pinterest you can click the top left of any photos in our story to add them to your Pinterest boards. We would actually like that a whole lot.

Beautiful canals of Amsterdam
Beautiful canals of Amsterdam.
From the flower market you can start your own coffee shop Amsterdam style.
Cannabis from the flower market. Start your own coffee shop Amsterdam style.
Typical Dutch architecture along a canal in Amsterdam.
Typical Dutch architecture along a canal in Amsterdam.

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Written by Dan

Professional photographer specializing in street, food and travel shots at As We Saw It travel blog. Enjoys catching children at play, showing their innocence in every situation … we all can learn that, to be content with what our Father in heaven has provided. Photography is unique in that it captures light in all forms, and since the Bible says YHVH (God) is light, photography captures Him in many forms.

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23 thoughts on “One Day in Amsterdam Walking With a Camera

  1. So beautiful! I wish I could go back to Amsterdam. Well, I want to go back to all the places I visited in Europe long time ago (and visit new ones too). I am making a list of countries where herring is a favorite snack or dish. My husband is crazy about the fish.

    1. Oh yes it is Ruth! We have been in Amsterdam so many times and still never get tired of it. When the article posted a Dutch friend said the next time we have to eat the hole herring, dropping it in our mouth head first, but since you’ll be there before us, send us the picture.

    1. Hello Elizabeth. Thank you for your time to read and glad you enjoyed the pictures. Have you had the pleasure of exploring Amsterdam live and in person?

  2. Amsterdam is one of those cities I always wanted to visit but, but somehow fell through the cracks. We’ve got pretty close several times, but the last minute the plans have changed. Too bad, because it looks so beautiful. I love the old European style architecture and the bright colors of the building.

  3. Oh gosh Amsterdam looks so very pretty, I love walking and exploring, especially when we visit a new city for the first time. Actually I like walking through a city we have already explored before cause you can see so much each time 🙂
    Great pics of Amsterdam, hope you are having fun in Paris 😉

    1. Hi Lisa, Amsterdam and one of our favorites in Europe. The colorful buildings lining all those canals and the warm friendly Dutch people make this city first class. We too like to “get lost” inside old cities because there is so much waiting for us around every corner. Thank you.

    1. One of the best facts about Amsterdam is you can have 5 or 6 completely different architectural styles in a row, yet they all have one feature the same, the lift to bring things up into the house.

    1. Thank you Sally. We agree that the canals adds to the photogenic qualities and charm of the city. Next time I want to try a bike through the city.

  4. I am thinking there must have been a sale on Amsterdam that we missed. Over the past few weeks, what seems like every other blog we regularly read has had a post about Amsterdam! I am sure the city would appreciate the results though, as we are thoroughly convinced we must go! 🙂 #TheWeeklyPostcard

    1. Haha, don’t know about an sale, but what Amsterdam has to offer fills any void for anyone. We just don’t get tired of this wonderful, colorful city with so much adventure and charm packed into every short trip.

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