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An iconic view of Amsterdam from the canals with its leaning buildings.

If you are in the neighbourhood come enjoy the Amsterdam Light Festival. I have enjoyed it very much together with Don Oppedijk :-)

 

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Tourists to Amsterdam love to take Canal rides on the 17th Century canal rings.

Amsterdam is such a beautiful city with its incredible canals. It is a photographers dream to catch the light and shadows and tones.

Hotel Atlanta - Rembrandtplein, Amsterdam

  

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For Blue Monday.

 

Harbour view in the northern part of Amsterdam, with on the horizon the former NDSM Shipyard.

AMSTERDAM - .De Waag is een 15e-eeuws gebouw op de Nieuwmarkt in het centrum van Amsterdam.

Het was oorspronkelijk een stadspoort. De huidige naam verwijst naar de latere functie als waag.

Het gebouw heeft een reeks andere functies gehad, waaronder gildehuis, museum, brandweerkazerne en anatomisch theater. In het schilderij De anatomische les van Dr. Nicolaes Tulp van Rembrandt is de ontleding van een lijk in de Waag te zien.

  

The Waag is a 15th-century building on the Nieuwmarkt square in the Centre of Amsterdam.

It was originally a city gate.

The current name refers to the later function as waag. The building has had a series of other functions, including Guildhall, museum, fire station and anatomical theatre. In the painting the anatomy lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp by Rembrandt is the decomposition of a corpse to see in de Waag

  

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"Spiegelgracht", Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

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Amsterdam :Here's what Begijnhof looks like to the visitor

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Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, has more than one hundred kilometres of canals, about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges. The three main canals, Herengracht, Prinsengracht, and Keizersgracht, dug in the 17th century during the Dutch Golden Age, form concentric belts around the city, known as the Grachtengordel. Alongside the main canals are 1550 monumental buildings. The 17th-century canal ring area, including the Prinsengracht, Keizersgracht, Herengracht and Jordaan, were placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2010, contributing to Amsterdam's fame as the "Venice of the North"

Beautiful Amsterdam on New years eve

This is another beautiful city been visited this spring, the local old buildings and warm people no doubt left me a deep impression 阿姆斯特丹是我上次歐洲之行的另外一站,漂亮的古老建築,善良和熱情的荷蘭人給我留下很不錯的印象

 

A man steers his boat on a quiet evening along Plantage Muidergracht canal in Amsterdam

Love this bike!

 

Amsterdam is both the most bicycle-friendly capital city in the world and, with an urban area population of over 1.1 million people, it is also the most bicycle-friendly city with over a million people in the world.[1] In Amsterdam, over 60% of trips are made by bike in the inner city and 40% of trips are made by bike overall in the greater city area.

Die Westerkerk gehört zur Protestantischen Kirche in Amsterdam und liegt zwischen Prinsengracht und Keizersgracht, am Rand des Jordaan, des bekannten Wohngebietes in der Innenstadt von Amsterdam. Ganz in der Nähe befindet sich auch das Anne-Frank-Haus und das Homomonument. Das Gebäude steht als Rijksmonument unter Denkmalschutz. Die Westerkerk wurde von Hendrick de Keyser (1565–1621) im Renaissancestil entworfen und 1620–1631 erbaut. Nach dem Tod des Baumeisters Hendrick de Keyser, der in der Zuiderkerk begraben wurde, wurde der Bau unter der Leitung seines Sohnes Pieter de Keyser (1595–1676) fortgeführt. Am 8. Juni 1631 wurde die Kirche ihrer Bestimmung übergeben. Sie hat eine Länge von 58 m und eine Breite von 29 m. Im nördlichen Teil wurde 1669 Rembrandt van Rijn begraben. Eine 1906 errichtete Gedenktafel erinnert daran. Auch Rembrandts Sohn Titus und seine Geliebte Hendrickje Stoffels liegen in der Kirche begraben. Die Hauptorgel geht zurück auf ein Instrument, das im Jahre 1686 von den Orgelbauern Roelof Barentszoon Duyschot und Johannes Duyschot gebaut worden war. Dieses Instrument hatte zwei Manualwerke und ein Pedalwerk. 1727 wurde das Instrument durch den Orgelbauer Christian Vater, einen Schüler von Arp Schnitger, um ein drittes Manualwerk, das Oberwerk erweitert. Architektonisch formt die Orgel eine Einheit mit dem Kirchengebäude und ist mit Abdeckungen versehen, die von Gerard de Lairesse bemalt wurden (1640–1711).

 

Westerkerk (Dutch pronunciation: [ʋɛstərkɛrk]; English: Western Church) is a Reformed church within Dutch Protestant church in central Amsterdam in the Netherlands. It is next to Amsterdam's Jordaan district, on the bank of the Prinsengracht canal. The 'Westerkerk' was built between 1620 and 1631 in Renaissance style, built according to designs by architect Hendrick de Keyser (1565-1621). He is buried in the church he designed earlier: the 'Zuiderkerk'. The building of the Westerkerk was finished and completed by his son Pieter de Keyser (1595-1676) and inaugurated on June 8, 1631. The church has a length of 58 meters and a width of 29 meters. The high nave is flanked by the two lower aisles. The three-aisled basilica has a rectangular plan with two transepts of equal dimensions. As a result, the plan for this church was given the form of two Greek crosses connected with each other.[2] (a patriarchal cross).

 

Several older churches in Amsterdam, such as Oude Kerk and Nieuwe Kerk, were originally built before the Reformation and were converted to Protestantism during the Reformation in 1578. The Westerkerk was one of the first purposely built Protestant churches. The Noorderkerk and Zuiderkerk preceded the Westerkerk. Today the Westerkerk remains the largest church in the Netherlands that was built for Protestants, and is still in use by the PKN (Protestantse Kerk in Nederland).

Rembrandt van Rijn was buried somewhere under a tombstone in the Westerkerk[2] on October 8, 1669. The exact location of the grave is unknown; the number of his grave was lost. It was in a numbered 'kerkgraf' (grave owned by the church). There is a memorial marker on the north wall, made in 1909 after a model on the 'Nachtwacht'. After twenty years, his remains were taken away and destroyed. That was customary with the remains of poor people at that time. Rembrandt was buried as a poor man[2] Every year on his birthday anniversary the 15th of July he is remembered in the Westerkerk with a lunchtime concert with music from the time of Rembrandt's life and flowers are hung on his memorial marker. The inside of the organ shutters of the 'hoofdwerk' was painted by Gerard de Lairesse. On the left panel we see the dancing an playing King David in front of the Ark of covenant. On the right panel we see the queen of Sheba presenting gifts to King Solomon. Both stories in the old testament of the Bible. Gerard de Lairesse was born in Liège in French Belgium in 1640 and he moved to the Netherlands in 1664. In the second half of the 17th Century, he was one of the most popular painters in the Netherlands. The outside paintings of these panels or shutters were lost in the 19th century. The panels on the 'rugwerk' have paintings of old musical instruments on the inside and on the front side we see grisailles of the four evangelists with their items. The complete organ was re-painted in 1992 in its original state of color in 1686; most of it in marble imitation.

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