Frosty Amsterdam

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Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands. The name is a derivative from Amstel dam pointing to the city's origin: a dam in the river Amstel. The city is known for its historic port, the Rijksmuseum, the red-light district (de Wallen), the liberal coffeeshops, and the canals which have led to Amsterdam being termed the "Venice of the North". The Westerkerk ("western church") is a Protestant church in Amsterdam, built in 1620-1631 after a design by Hendrick de Keyser. The church is right next to Amsterdam's Jordaan district, at the bank of the Prinsengracht canal.

Here's a view of the Westertoren in the winter -5 ºC december 2008, Jordaan - Amsterdam

De belangrijkste toeristische trekpleisters van Nederland zijn in Amsterdam te vinden. Zo was in 2006 een tocht per rondvaartboot door de Amsterdamse grachtengordel met 3,1 miljoen bezoekers de meest bezochte attractie van Nederland (de Efteling was de tweede met 3,0 miljoen), het Van Gogh Museum is met 1,7 miljoen derde op deze lijst. Ook het Rijksmuseum en het Anne Frankhuis behoren tot de drukstbezochte attracties. Onder de toeristen zijn voorts de vele andere musea, de coffeeshops, de restaurants en de raamprostitutie op de Wallen ('Red Light District') populair. De Westerkerk behoort tot de Protestantse Kerk in Amsterdam en staat aan de Prinsengracht, aan de rand van de Jordaan. Voor de kerk aan de linkerkant bevindt zich het het Anne Frankhuis.

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  1. pcgn7 44 months ago | reply

    a beautiful, romantic and classic image. Extraordinary light and very clever of you to get the bicyclist perfectly framed by the bridge's arch

  2. Claudio Quezada - Pintamono 42 months ago | reply

    beutiful, some day I will take a trip to there

  3. Sherry Schmidt 39 months ago | reply

    Love the layers~

  4. ARMLE 36 months ago | reply

    Hi ! I featured you here ! :D

  5. jyoe88 35 months ago | reply

    So beautiful scenic shot, great work.

  6. Carline- 29 months ago | reply

    Amsterdam! :)

  7. eijei3 29 months ago | reply

    This picture shows the true character of Amsterdam during winter... it is so beautiful! Breathtaking. May I post it on my blog, linking back to you, of course?

  8. Dana.h <3 27 months ago | reply

    absolutely beautiful!

  9. Robin-Wilson 26 months ago | reply

    Fabulous shot!!
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  10. Joan-Marie E 21 months ago | reply

    Great timing and a beautiful image.

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  11. tozofoto 14 months ago | reply

    Thank you for sharing your great photo with us!

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  12. Ania.Photography - travelling 11 months ago | reply

    I saw this in the 800+ Faves group and Faved it.

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