Posts Tagged ‘The Netherlands’

Delightful Second Hand Shop


Delightful Second Hand Shop

Found some great treasures here during a stroll around Amsterdam one afternoon.


A Sunny Afternoon Stroll





cow in water

Beautiful Heather


Beautiful Heather

Encounter during a bike ride through the forest. It was stunning and it smelt very nice with the warmth of the sun shining on it all day.

Taken with smartphone.

Wonderful Chaos at Sail Amsterdam


Sail Amsterdam

Postcard from Amsterdam


Postcard from Amsterdam

Abstract in Zaanse Schans


Zaanse Schans


There is more in Zaanse Schans then windmills.

Some Colour for Fun




Purple for Imagination,
Green for Balance and Growth,
White for Wholeness and Completion.


Animals on the move in Amsterdam





Where is the menu?


In an alleyway, just off Dam Square in Amsterdam, you will find Van Kerkwijk Cafe Restaurant. It is a great place to eat if you are looking for some delicious food and a nice and friendly atmosphere.

Van Kerkwijk

Sisters Myra and Rhya will take good care of you with their hospitality, and have done so for the past 16 years. They have many returning customers, a few of them were there when I visited.

Van Kerkwijk

You do not need to be put off by the fact that there is no menu, because there is! Myra will present the scrumptious options at your table and does not mind repeating them!

Van Kerkwijk
The building came with its very own guardian angel. Outside at first, it is now sitting snuggly near the window.

Van Kerkwijk

I enjoy combining current and historical images in my work, so I could not resist asking Myra (left) and Rhya to pose with their lovely photo of some years ago. Many thanks to them for saying yes and for a great experience!

Windows of Amsterdam


Windows of Amsterdam
Windows of Amsterdam1
Windows of Amsterdam2
On 30 April 2013 Holland (or the Netherlands as it is officially called) Queen Beatrix will abdicate the throne and her son Prince Willem Alexander will become the new King. He will be the first male on the throne since 1890. The inauguration will take place in Amsterdam and in light of this I chose some images I took in Amsterdam along the canals.

If you have ever visited Holland you will have seen that often the pavement is close to the houses, which enables you to look inside and see how the people live. For most tourists this is quite a new experience.

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