Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Coastal Path in Amsterdam – Herons

There are lots of herons in Amsterdam.  We first saw them in the Vondelpark, on our first day.  On our third day, as we walked to the Nederlands Scheepvaart Museum, we passed the zoo.  There we saw a heron trying … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Amsterdam – Leidesplein

One of the things we enjoyed in Amsterdam was sitting down in the early evening to watch the world go by.  We invariably did this in Leidesplein, a square lined with bars and filled with tables and chairs.  Leidesplein was definitely touristy, however, there were … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Amsterdam – Canal Bikes

You wouldn’t give your 10-year old kids your car keys, jump in the back seat and let them take you off for a spin around the city, would you?  Would you?  Really?  No, I thought not!  So why did we … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Amsterdam – Anne Frank Huis

Anne Frank’s House sits to the west side of Amsterdam’s centre, fronting Prinsengracht Canal.  In the bright sun this is a beautiful spot (almost a peaceful spot, were it not for the queuing crowds).  It is difficult to imagine that … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Amsterdam – Rembrandtplein

Rembrandtplein is a square in the centre of Amsterdam named after the artist Rembrandt van Rijn.  Rembrandt is one of the Old Masters and one of the most important and influential Dutch painters.  He had a house just over the other side … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Amsterdam – Canals and Rivers

Amsterdam is served by a few key tram routes which run to various parts of the city.  At some points several routes converge at the same place, such as at Leidseplain, next to Leidsebosje, where we now found ourselves.  Three … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Amsterdam – Leidsebosje

On the second day of our stay in Amsterdam we had booked to go and see Anne Frank Huis, but not until early afternoon.  We decided to head out early and go for a walk around the city to see … Continue reading

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