Monday, 2 December 2013

Sunny Amsterdam and the beautiful Haarlemmer(dijk)straat

There is something magic in Amsterdam. This city has soooo much charme: once you start strolling though its narrow streets,  while watching out not to be hit by a bike and making sure you dont fall in a "gracht" (canal) while you take a picture! Adding some November sun and amazingly blue sky and you have a perfect combination for beautiful view and fun pictures! So last Saturday we headed to Amsterdam and enjoyed the breathtaking buildings& their colourful details in the Haarlemmerstraat (which is said to be one of the non-tourist shopping street with tons of cosy cafes, designer shops and restaurants). Close to the street there is also the organic market of Amsterdam, which takes place every Saturday, on the square around Noorderkerk... Fresh produce, majestic architecture und reflections in the canal made this walk and visit simply great experience!

14 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Amsterdam is always nice to make photos and when the sun shines you see everything much better. Nice pictures.

Joop Zand said...

PRACHTIGE opnames met een goed oog voor details en mooie reflecties in het water.

Groetjes, Joop

Koryn said...

The famous canal! Oh you really make me jealous. I keep seeing places on my bucket list on your blog! ;)

Saucy Kodz said...

Oh Jana - I have a blogging friend in this area and she has the most wonderful photos every day, and complete with history. I envy that you are there, walking amongst the history, the canals and the bicycles - the photos are lovely and the shimmering reflections on the water delightful. I love this :)

Rosemary said...

Dear Jana - thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.
I love these photos from Amsterdam - the beautiful architecture, and the wonderful reflections in the canal - brilliant.

Lies said...

Echt mooi, Jana ! Jij kiest dan ook nog een speciale invalshoek... !
Lie(f)s.

Barb said...

What charm you've captured, Jana! Your day looks magical. Have a wonderful holiday season.

betchai said...

oh, the beautiful day and beautiful colors around, of buildings and ground.

EriKa Napoletano said...

I like very much shots 4. 6. 7. You are an artist. Ciaooo

papillon said...

Hi Jana,

wunderschöne Fotos. Wir hoffen, dass der Sturm bei Euch morgen nicht ganz so schlimm wird.
LG J+C

Dietmut said...

Jana, je hebt een mooie serie Amsterdam samengesteld. Kan niet beter. Fijne avond, Dietmut

Jana said...

thanks dear blogger-friends, was very beautiful day in a beautiful city! the only thing one does not not is how chilly it was in this winter sun, lol:-)

Filip and Kristel said...

You just see that the houses have a commercial background.

Greetings,
Filip

Dietmut said...

leuke serie, heel mooi vind ik de gevelplaten met thee en cacao.
Groetjes Dietmut