Amsterdam Weekend

A few weeks a go I spent a long weekend in Amsterdam with some friends. We had really beautiful weather and I was shooting with a new (to me) Canon SureShot. I was pleased with how lots of the photographs came out, so I have left them unedited - unheard of for me.

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The view from our balcony - the crisp sunshine made for great shooting

The view from our balcony - the crisp sunshine made for great shooting

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From the inside of the  Botanical Gardens

From the inside of the Botanical Gardens

The greenhouses are really hot inside so some of these shots feature a steamy lens.

The greenhouses are really hot inside so some of these shots feature a steamy lens.

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View from a late lunch at  The Grasshopper

View from a late lunch at The Grasshopper

The Ferry to  A’DAM

The Ferry to A’DAM

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Shopping for Tulips bulbs in the market

Shopping for Tulips bulbs in the market

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Our Amsterdam Round-Up

  • The botanical gardens are a must; Besides the plants there were some beautiful butterflies.

  • The most delicious fries I have ever eaten were had here - non-negotiable.

  • Anne Frank’s House is poignant and difficult to visit but you definitely should- make sure you book online first.

  • A’DAM Lookout was great fun, if slightly terrifying, and an amazing way to see the city.

  • Our favourite lunch was at The Grasshopper - it doesn’t look much but the location is fantastic and the food was yummy too.

  • While we visited there was a Rembrandt exhibition on at the Rijksmuseum but there is so much to see here anyway that it is worth a visit.

  • We walked everywhere; the city is so small that it is best to see everything on foot or, if you’re feeling brave, rent a bike!