Friday, 11 July 2014

More images of Amsterdam


Another favourite wander around Amsterdam is walking to the Museum district to either look at an exhibition, chill out around Museumplein or walk around Vondelpark. The walk is varied and includes busy shopping streets as well as quiet areas by the canals.





This Art Deco building is on Damstraat very near our hotel





and four of these benches (?) are to be found on the four points of the bridge






An interesting sofa in the window of ... I can't remember, I think it was an office






Always lots of tourists in the city pulling their luggage along






and you're never far from a quiet canal












Rembrandtsplein which is full of cafes and restaurants - too busy and touristy for us but you can see a sculptural rendition of The Night Watch in the distance




An Art Nouveau cinema which is absolutely gorgeous, with some very Gothic features






looking closer






and again














 
detail on the side of the building 
 
 
 

 
a look inside

 
 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 



An Art Deco movie theatre near the flower market


 



Chairman Mao having a drink in a shop window







a very small house






a houseboat with a difference






a small, quiet square






Yet another Art Deco movie theatre






One of the things I really like about the architecture in Amsterdam is the large windows. Our hotel room had windows like the ones in the black and white building on the right, and they are fantastic - floor to ceiling, letting in lots of light and affording great views.






During the summer the canals are full of boats, people taking picnics and wine or beer and enjoying themselves






view from the bridge











a typical road next to the canal






And we have reached our destination. I posted on Museumplein in 2012 which you can see here.



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