Spring in Amsterdam

March 18, 2012

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

    Great collection of street photography!

    • http://inspiringtravellers.com/ Andrea and John

      Thanks, Stephanie! =)

  • http://www.worldwanderingkiwi.com/ Natasha von Geldern

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

    • http://inspiringtravellers.com/ Andrea and John

      I’m so glad, Natasha – thanks! =)

  • http://www.quipidity.com/ Claire

    Wonderful photos! Makes me want to go back! 

    • http://inspiringtravellers.com/ Andrea and John

      Thanks so much, Claire =)

  • http://www.aliadventures.com/ Ali

    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.

    • http://inspiringtravellers.com/ Andrea and John

      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 =)

  • http://www.economycarhire.com/ Kerri

    Love the photos…Amsterdam is undoubtedly my favourite cities!

  • http://www.economycarhire.com/ Kerri

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

    • http://inspiringtravellers.com/ Andrea and John

      Thanks, Kerri! =)

  • http://www.sophiesworld.net/ Sophie

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

    • http://inspiringtravellers.com/ Andrea and John

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

  • TheEpicAdventurer

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

    • http://inspiringtravellers.com/ Andrea and John

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

  • http://www.wanderlusting.info Dayna and Kurt

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

    • http://inspiringtravellers.com/ Andrea and John

      Glad these photos brought you back =) 

  • http://le-fabuleux-destin-de.blogspot.com.au/ Kristina

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

    • http://inspiringtravellers.com/ Andrea and John

      Thanks, Kristina! =)

  • http://www.travelocafe.com/ Laura

    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.

    • http://inspiringtravellers.com/ Andrea and John

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

  • http://www.fourjandals.com/ Cole and Adela

    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 :)

    • http://inspiringtravellers.com/ Andrea and John

      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!

  • http://www.prontohotel.com/blog/ FrancyR

    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! 

    • http://inspiringtravellers.com/ Andrea and John

      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!

  • http://www.52perfectdays.com/ Alexa– 52 PerfectDays

    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!

    • http://inspiringtravellers.com/ Andrea and John

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

  • http://www.emilyinchile.com/ emilyinchile

    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!

    • http://inspiringtravellers.com/ Andrea and John

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

  • Heidi @ Great Family Escape

    Beautiful pictures!

    • http://inspiringtravellers.com/ Andrea and John

      Thanks so much, Heidi!

  • http://www.travelocafe.com/ Laura

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

    • http://inspiringtravellers.com/ Andrea and John

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

  • http://cherylhoward.com cheryl

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

    • inspiringtravellers

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

  • http://GreenGlobalTravel.com Mary @ Green Global Travel

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

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