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Close Up Details in Amsterdam

While the canals of Amsterdam certainly drew my attention during my visit last fall, there were other scenes which caught my eye. Close-up details in Amsterdam can tell a story. This is an old city with much character. I could easily spend a few weeks giving myself a photograph challenges to enjoy. Given my short visit as a tourist, I ...

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Amsterdam's historic canals

Photo Essay: Exploring Amsterdam’s Historic Canals

Exploring Amsterdam’s historic canals is as important a thing to do as visiting the Red Light District or visiting a “coffee shop.” Brouwersgracht is one of the oldest and most beautiful canal streets in Amsterdam, just west of the Centrum, inter-linking with many of the main western canals and passing along the north side of the Joordan. Walking along this ...

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dining in amsterdam

Dining in Amsterdam: from cheap eats to fine dining

You’d think that after walking so much for four days straight in Amsterdam that I would have lost a few pounds. The truth is – I didn’t. I weighed pretty much the same and the reason was the delicious food! While the city may be best known for its smoky cannabis “Coffee Shops” and the Brown Cafes – bruine kroegjes –  where ...

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