Amsterdam: Canals, tulips, windmills and clogs.

We rather loved Amsterdam, so Adventures of a London Kiwi is turning a week-long (particularly fetching) shade of royal orange in tribute (much our trips to the green fields of Ireland and yellow cabs of New York).

We loved it’s quirky vibe,

the well named streets…

life lived on the canals…

pirates…

practical furniture hooks at the tops of buildings (owing to the narrow stairs)…

and old school shop signs…

the Vondelpark, a very pretty leafy bit of green…

Beatles links (the Amsterdam Hilton was the stage for John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s honeymoon bed-in protest for peace)…

 

 
an adoration of cycling…

juxtaposed with the red light district…

 
and the voluptuous flower markets hugging the towpath…

clogs, always clogs – though everyone just wore trainers…

hours of childhood jokes about how Edam is made backwards…

surprising museums…

breathtaking art galleries…

windmills… but of course! 

 and ridiculously beautiful train stations…

But that’s simply not all…

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