Brouwersgracht/Prinsengracht

One of my favorite spots and not just because of Café Tabac. This place is gorgeous. Although it is in the heart of Amsterdam, the atmosphere resembles that of a…

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Empty Tour Boats

Empty Tour Boats, a rare sight in Amsterdam, but not during the lock-down. Normally these boats are constantly cruising the canals, like they are on a tight timetable. Beware those…

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Basilica of Saint Nicolas (front)

The Basilica of Saint Nicolas or the St. Nicolaaskerk as we like to call it, is in full view on this picture, thanks to the fact that there were no…

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Amsterdam Central Station

At age 3 my mother took me from Haarlem, where we lived, to Amsterdam to do some shopping and on Dam Square I first saw a man with a turban,…

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Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam

Also known as the International Theater of Amsterdam. The building is located right at Leidseplein a well-known square with lots of cafés and bars. You should check the website of…

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Rijksmuseum

And then on June 1st, 2020 the Rijksmuseum opened its doors to the public. There were no lines of people waiting to get in. The museum seems to be mainly…

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Magna Plaza

To the left the Royal Palace, to the right The New Church, which isn't all that new anymore, because it dates back to 1409. It is the place for Royal…

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Spiegelgracht/Prinsengracht

I often wonder why I need to make these pictures. A lot has to do with the fact that I have so many memories connected to so many places in…

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Across from Rijksmuseum

This building never ceases to amaze me. Somehow, it doesn't look Dutch to me at all. It is the first building you notice when you leave the Rijksmuseum from the…

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Fitness Westerkerk

An unexpected sight. Nine women in what looks like a fitness training at Westerkerk. When I came home and looked at the developed negatives, I thought it was a bit…

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