• Sled-riding mom ;-)
  • "one more time"
  • yeaaahh! - Chikorita
  • weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee - viyan1

Even mom enjoys sledding from the bridge

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Gezellig. The word gezellig encompasses Dutch culture. It goes beyond its literal translation of ‘cosy, quaint or comfortable’, and can also be used to describe having coffee with a friend, reading a good book or spending time with family. Though Amsterdam is not a particularly snowy city, it does tend to snow for a few weeks in the winter. During this time, you might fall off of your bike and public transport might stop running but hey, Amsterdam sure does look gezellig. So bundle up, go outside and play in the snow! Need a place to play? Visit the canals at the Jordaan, it's looks gorgeous in the snow. Walk around the Jordaan district in the evening and you’ll probably to notice something missing: curtains! The Dutch are masters of cosy interior design and have no problem showing off their work of art. Want to make your home gezellig? Buy loads of candles, plants, funky light fixtures and adopt a few pets. For nice interior design boutiques, check out the Negen straatjes - Nine Streets district. It is the first time in four years time that the Netherlands received so much snowfall. According to the National weather center KNMI. In some parts of the north of Holland lies between 7 to 9 inches of snow. The last time this occurred was in 2005. Normally the Netherlands get no more than between 3 and 5 inches of snow. It does occasionally snow in Amsterdam in December, but that almost always means just a light dusting. If you think the city is attractive in dry weather, just wait until you wake up one morning to see it covered in a thin coat of fresh snow. With the canals in the city and occasional high winds, there can be a nip in the air, but packing gloves and a scarf should keep you warm enough.

This weekend we walk around the canals and made some photos of the snow in of our neighborhood. When it snows it’s light dusting and really beautiful. The steep bridges over the canals in Amsterdam are really slippery. ...especially for cars. The best way to travel in the snow is by bicycle, tram, walking or better by sleds. Last night extreme temperature of -9 degrees Celsius. This is rare since the winter has not yet started. The heavy snowfall is too bad for ice skating. Photo taken here at Egelantiersgracht in Amsterdam. More snow expected these coming days. It's a handheld streetshot at 1/8s, ISO400 and F2.0 .

Koning Winter tast diep in de buidel. Woensdag 15 december 2010 was het al snijdend koud met extreem lage temperaturen en veel wind. Nu is de wind omgewisseld voor sneeuwval bij nog steeds ver onder normale waarden op de thermometers. Het levert ons van alles op. Overlast, maar zeker ook winterpret en prachtige plaatjes. Een record is het niet, maar met de komst van sneeuw aan het einde van november, valt de winter vroeg. Heel Nederland werd afgelopen week getrakteerd op een dik pak sneeuw. Dit leverde voor het verkeer de nodige overlast op, maar er was ook veel plezier zoals hier in Amsterdam. De sneeuw zorgde zoals gebruikelijk ook voor gezellige taferelen. Zo lang als ik me kan heugen word ik blij van sneeuw. Kinderen in de Jordaan grepen de kans met beide handen aan en gingen sleetje rijden. In de stad reden auto's stapvoets. Op sommige plekken kwamen automobilisten zelfs helemaal niet meer vooruit. Het vliegverkeer op Schiphol wordt ernstig gehinderd door sneeuwval. Volgens de luchtverkeersleiding was er slechts één baan beschikbaar. Nee, we zijn het niet meer gewend? We zijn de afgelopen 10 jaar misschien gewoon sufgeluld door klimaat terroristen die ons voorgespiegeld hebben dat er nooit meer winters zullen komen en ook nog eens dat dat allemaal onze eigen schuld is ook nog. En nu één klein beetje zonne-inactiviteit en húp het is ineens gewoon weer winter...

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  2. wsu1 38 months ago | reply

    This is truly excellent!

  3. janetmeehan 38 months ago | reply

    Stunning set of images and I love your description my sister lives in Holland and works in Amsterdam so I go over regularly nice to get some ideas for my next trip hopefully without the snow!

  4. lovemyblackcat 38 months ago | reply

    Fantastic action going on

  5. YNW 37 months ago | reply

    explored

  6. Jennyfer Vigue 33 months ago | reply

    Wonderful scene, very beautiful light !

  7. chmeermann | www.chm-photography.com 32 months ago | reply

    What an outstanding photograph. Even though it doesn't show London, to me it is reminiscent of Charles Dickens's Christmas Carol. Great job.


  8. v15ben 32 months ago | reply

    Cool capture. Nice lighting too.

  9. Jeroenc71 31 months ago | reply

    Man do I miss Amsterdam...

  10. LadyMarion08 27 months ago | reply

    wonderful Amsterdam!

  11. artland 22 months ago | reply

    Congratulations!
    This is a wonderful shot!
    You are invited to post it to:


    artland

  12. CameraAmoris 18 months ago | reply

    Super atmosphere

  13. paprtala 17 months ago | reply

    Beautiful series of photos!
    Wonderful colour tones and atmosphere indeed!
    Magnificent work, Ben!

  14. Kick Batteljee 15 months ago | reply

    Geweldige serie.

    GEZELLIGHEID ten top

  15. cesalia 6 months ago | reply

    Like the yellow lights of the windows

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