Spring in Amsterdam

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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38 comments

  1. Comment by thetravelchica

    thetravelchica Reply March 19, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Great collection of street photography!

    • Comment by Andrea and John

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

      Thanks, Stephanie! =)

  2. Comment by Natasha von Geldern

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

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

    • Comment by Andrea and John

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

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

  3. Comment by Claire

    Claire Reply March 19, 2012 at 3:44 am

    Wonderful photos! Makes me want to go back! 

    • Comment by Andrea and John

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

      Thanks so much, Claire =)

  4. Comment by Ali

    Ali Reply 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.

    • Comment by Andrea and John

      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 =)

  5. Comment by Kerri

    Kerri Reply March 19, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Love the photos…Amsterdam is undoubtedly my favourite cities!

  6. Comment by Kerri

    Kerri Reply March 19, 2012 at 1:21 pm

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

    • Comment by Andrea and John

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

      Thanks, Kerri! =)

  7. Comment by Sophie

    Sophie Reply March 19, 2012 at 1:38 pm

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

    • Comment by Andrea and John

      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! =)

  8. Comment by TheEpicAdventurer

    TheEpicAdventurer Reply March 19, 2012 at 4:44 pm

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

    • Comment by Andrea and John

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

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

  9. Comment by Dayna and Kurt

    Dayna and Kurt Reply 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.

    • Comment by Andrea and John

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

      Glad these photos brought you back =) 

  10. Comment by Kristina

    Kristina Reply March 20, 2012 at 11:06 am

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

    • Comment by Andrea and John

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

      Thanks, Kristina! =)

  11. Comment by Laura

    Laura Reply 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.

    • Comment by Andrea and John

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

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

  12. Comment by Cole and Adela

    Cole and Adela Reply 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 :)

    • Comment by Andrea and John

      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!

  13. Comment by FrancyR

    FrancyR Reply 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! 

    • Comment by Andrea and John

      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!

  14. Comment by Alexa-- 52 PerfectDays

    Alexa-- 52 PerfectDays Reply 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!

    • Comment by Andrea and John

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

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

  15. Comment by emilyinchile

    emilyinchile Reply 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!

    • Comment by Andrea and John

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

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

  16. Comment by Heidi @ Great Family Escape

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

    Beautiful pictures!

    • Comment by Andrea and John

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

      Thanks so much, Heidi!

  17. Comment by Laura

    Laura Reply March 28, 2012 at 12:39 am

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

    • Comment by Andrea and John

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

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

  18. Comment by cheryl

    cheryl Reply 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.

    • Comment by inspiringtravellers

      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!

  19. Comment by Mary @ Green Global Travel

    Mary @ Green Global Travel Reply 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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