Amsterdam – where windmills still wield their magic

Amsterdam is the capital and most populated municipality of the Kingdom of Netherlands. Its status as the capital is mandated by the constitution of the Netherlands, although it is not the seat of the government which is The Hague. The name of the city is indicative of the city’s origin as a dam on the river Amstel. Originating as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age (17th century), due to its innovative developments in trade. The 17th century canals of Amsterdam are on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Amsterdam is one of the most bicycle-friendly large cities in the world and is center of bicycle culture with good facilities for cyclists such as bike paths and bike racks and several guarded bike storage garages which can be used for nominal fee. Bicycles are used by all socio-economic groups because of their convenience, Amsterdam’s small size, the 400 kms of bike paths, the flat terrain and arguable inconvenience of driving an automobile.

Canal cruise in Amsterdam is a rewarding experience. You board a glass topped boat and glide past regal mansions, house boats and bridges. The city is famous for its red light district which is also a major attraction among tourists. The city also holds a sex museum which is called Venus Temple.

Amsterdam - Madame Tussauds wax museum
Amsterdam – Madame Tussauds wax museum
Amsterdam - Tram
Amsterdam – Tram
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Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - Architecture
Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - Architecture
Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - Architecture
Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - Gift Shop
Amsterdam – Gift Shop
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Amsterdam – Architecture
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Amsterdam – Street view
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Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - Architecture
Amsterdam – Architecture
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Amsterdam – Canal view
Amsterdam - Canal view
Amsterdam – Canal view
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Amsterdam – Architecture
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Amsterdam – Street view
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Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - Architecture
Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - Architecture
Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - Street view
Amsterdam – Street view
Amsterdam - Street view
Amsterdam – Street view
Amsterdam - Canal view
Amsterdam – Canal view
Amsterdam - Street view
Amsterdam – Street view
Amsterdam - Architecture
Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - Canal view
Amsterdam – Canal view
Amsterdam - Canal view
Amsterdam – Canal view
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Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - Architecture
Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - Canal view
Amsterdam – Canal view
Amsterdam - Street view
Amsterdam – Street view
Amsterdam - Architecture
Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - The city of cycles
Amsterdam – The city of cycles
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Amsterdam – View form the bridge
Amsterdam - Street view
Amsterdam – Street view
Amsterdam - Street view
Amsterdam – Street view
Amsterdam - Street view
Amsterdam – Street view
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Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - Architecture
Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - The stock exchange
Amsterdam – The stock exchange
Amsterdam - The stock exchange
Amsterdam – The stock exchange
Amsterdam - Street view
Amsterdam – Street view
Amsterdam - Sex museum
Amsterdam – Sex museum
Amsterdam - I saw this one riding this car
Amsterdam – I saw this one riding this car
Amsterdam - Central Station
Amsterdam – Central Station
Amsterdam - The land of Heineken beer
Amsterdam – The land of Heineken beer
Amsterdam - The land of Heineken beer
Amsterdam – The land of Heineken beer
Amsterdam - Street view
Amsterdam – Street view
Amsterdam - Street view
Amsterdam – Street view
Amsterdam - Architecture
Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - Canal view
Amsterdam – Canal view
Amsterdam - Canal view
Amsterdam – Canal view
Amsterdam - Architecture
Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - Architecture
Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - Architecture
Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - Architecture
Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - Architecture
Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - Architecture
Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - Architecture
Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - Canal view
Amsterdam – Canal view
Amsterdam - the driver of the cruise boat
Amsterdam – the driver of the cruise boat
Amsterdam - Bridge
Amsterdam – Bridge
Amsterdam - A replica of the 15th century wooden ship
Amsterdam – A replica of the 15th century wooden ship
Amsterdam - Architecture
Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - Architecture
Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - Architecture
Amsterdam – Architecture
Amsterdam - Architecture
Amsterdam – Architecture

Amsterdam is famous for its cheese and clogs (wooden shoes). If time permits you can make a visit to one of the cheese making factories which demonstrates this traditional business. Amsterdam is famous for Gouda cheese, a Dutch yellow cheese made from cow’s milk. It is named after the city of Gouda in the Netherlands. One of the most popular cheeses worldwide, the name used today as a general term for a variety of similar cheese produced in the traditional Dutch manner.

The traditional cheese and clog making factory
The traditional cheese and clog making factory
The cheese making process
The cheese making process
The cheese making process
The cheese making process
The final product
The final product
The cheese storage system
The cheese storage system
Traditional Gouda cheese
Traditional Gouda cheese
You can taste the cheese also...
You can taste the cheese also…
The clog making process
The clog making process
The clog making process
The clog making process
The clog making process
The clog making process
The clog making process
The clog making process
The clog making process
The clog making process
Demonstration
Demonstration
The clog making process
The clog making process
Demonstration
Demonstration
The clog making process
The clog making process
The clogs ready for sale
The clogs ready for sale
The clogs ready for sale
The clogs ready for sale
Various other items produced in the factory
Various other items produced in the factory
The beautiful Dutch country side around the Cheese & Clog making unit
The beautiful Dutch country side around the Cheese & Clog making unit
The beautiful Dutch country side around the Cheese & Clog making unit
The beautiful Dutch country side around the Cheese & Clog making unit
The beautiful Dutch country side around the Cheese & Clog making unit
The beautiful Dutch country side around the Cheese & Clog making unit
The beautiful Dutch country side around the Cheese & Clog making unit
The beautiful Dutch country side around the Cheese & Clog making unit
The beautiful Dutch country side around the Cheese & Clog making unit
The beautiful Dutch country side around the Cheese & Clog making unit
The beautiful Dutch country side around the Cheese & Clog making unit
The beautiful Dutch country side around the Cheese & Clog making unit
The beautiful Dutch country side around the Cheese & Clog making unit
The beautiful Dutch country side around the Cheese & Clog making unit
The windmill
The windmill
The Windmill
The Windmill
Dutch countryside
Dutch countryside
Dutch countryside
Dutch countryside

Keukenhof – The Garden of Europe

Keukenhof also known as the garden of Europe is one of the world’s largest flower gardens. Keukenhof is located in the small town of Lisse south west of Amsterdam the capital city of The Netherlands. The Keuknhof park, covers an area of 79 acres and approximately 7 million flower bulbs are planted here annually. Keukenhof features a variety of gardens and garden styles. With more than 800 varieties of Tulips it is an unique and unforgettable experience.

Keukenhof is opened annually from mid-March to mid-May. It is accessible by bus from Amsterdam and Schiphol.

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