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Spring in Amsterdam

by Andrea on March 18, 2012

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We’re still waiting for John’s work permit to be granted and it’s a lot cheaper to live outside of Norway. So we’ve come back to nearby Amsterdam where springtime is desperately trying to poke its way out of the ground and through the clouds. We’ve had much less rain than when we were here last time and certainly fewer distractions.

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A favourite quote from Charlie Chaplin

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Amsterdam is looking a lot more like Paris these days. When you look down, anyway. Few people seem to pick up after their pets.

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thetravelchica March 19, 2012 at 12:58 am

Great collection of street photography!

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Andrea and John March 20, 2012 at 11:31 am

Thanks, Stephanie! =)

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Natasha von Geldern March 19, 2012 at 1:37 am

Ah wonderful photos bring back wonderful memories – love Amsterdam so much!

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Andrea and John March 20, 2012 at 11:31 am

I’m so glad, Natasha – thanks! =)

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Claire March 19, 2012 at 3:44 am

Wonderful photos! Makes me want to go back! 

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Andrea and John March 20, 2012 at 11:30 am

Thanks so much, Claire =)

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Ali March 19, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I haven’t been to Amsterdam, or anywhere in the Netherlands. The photos look great! Hopefully I can get there in the near future since we only live about 5 or 6 hours away by train.

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Andrea and John March 20, 2012 at 11:26 am

Definitely a great place for a few days – you could also check out Belgium, which is right next door and has excellent beer and chocolates =)

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Kerri March 19, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Love the photos…Amsterdam is undoubtedly my favourite cities!

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Kerri March 19, 2012 at 1:21 pm

One of my favourite cities** :-) oops!

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Andrea and John March 20, 2012 at 11:30 am

Thanks, Kerri! =)

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Sophie March 19, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Amsterdam is always great. Hope you get the work permit sorted soon!

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Andrea and John March 20, 2012 at 11:26 am

Thanks, Sophie – his company applied for it two weeks ago so could come anytime. Fingers crossed soon! =)

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TheEpicAdventurer March 19, 2012 at 4:44 pm

What a gorgeous, friendly city — spring is starting here, too, but Amsterdam is just so PRETTY!

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Andrea and John March 20, 2012 at 11:29 am

It certainly is – and will be in full bloom soon =)

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Dayna and Kurt March 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Bikes, fries, flowers, street art and canals.  Yup, that is Amsterdam alright.   I loved this city.  Thank you for the memories.

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Andrea and John March 20, 2012 at 11:29 am

Glad these photos brought you back =) 

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Kristina March 20, 2012 at 11:06 am

Wonderful pics of Amsterdam! Such a pretty city to welcome spring!!

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Andrea and John March 20, 2012 at 11:28 am

Thanks, Kristina! =)

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Laura March 20, 2012 at 9:39 pm

I have some friends that are on their way to Amsterdam. I am so happy for them. Your pics look wonderful. Amsterdam seems the place to be during this Spring.

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Andrea and John March 21, 2012 at 6:31 am

They’ll have a wonderful time, I’m sure, Laura – thanks! =)

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Cole and Adela March 21, 2012 at 10:38 am

Great pictures. Looks a bit warmer than when we were there and it was -1! Was a bit chilly to be hanging outside too much :)

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Andrea and John March 21, 2012 at 6:12 pm

It was colder last time we were there too – definitely a nicer city when the sun is out. Otherwise it’s quite cold on those canals!

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FrancyR March 21, 2012 at 11:11 am

I love Amsterdam in Spring as all the flowers bloom and the city is so colourfuol and amazing! I also love going to the Keukenof Gradens decorated with gorgeous tulips! 

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Andrea and John March 21, 2012 at 6:11 pm

We were there just a little too early, I think – April and May are probably the prettiest with everything blooming. But Amsterdam is definitely gearing up for it!

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Alexa-- 52 PerfectDays March 23, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Every picture brings out the beauty of this city and emphasizes how I need to go there and visit. Everything looks great and the people in the pictures seem to enjoy the season. Amazing shots!

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Andrea and John March 23, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Thanks so much, Alexa! Hope you get to visit someday soon =)

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emilyinchile March 25, 2012 at 6:13 pm

I loved the first photo. Then the second. Then the third made me think “oh, that is so the image of Amsterdam I have in my mind!” And it kept going. Great pics!

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Andrea and John March 25, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Thanks so much, Emily! I love my new camera =)

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Heidi @ Great Family Escape March 27, 2012 at 11:18 am

Beautiful pictures!

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Andrea and John March 27, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Thanks so much, Heidi!

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Laura March 28, 2012 at 12:39 am

Great pics! I always wanted to visit the Netherlands in spring.

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Andrea and John March 28, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Thanks, Laura – definitely the perfect time to be there!

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cheryl April 18, 2012 at 8:20 am

Lovely photos! You make me realize how much I want to visit again. Hmmm, maybe this summer? Amsterdam is such a great city.

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inspiringtravellers April 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Summer is a great time in Amsterdam =) We have direct flights so when you come to visit us, just stop over there!

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Mary @ Green Global Travel May 15, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Beautiful photos of everyday life in Amsterdam. The way you captured these ordinary moments made them seem super special.

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