August 30, 2008

On the road again

Filed under:News!,Travel — Aileen @ 15:57

I did say I was going to Thailand but we’re stopping off in a place or two along the way. Amsterdam’s our first stop and I thought it hilarious that the first thing I saw were these:

…because I know a lot of knitters are headed to the Electric Picnic this weekend. There was even a discussion on Ravelry about wellies.

There are lots of things I love about Amsterdam. Van Gogh inspired gardens on the street.

Double vowels and amazing 18th century buildings that lean. I kid you not: these guys are built on stilts and lean so much they put wedges between them.

There is a lot of beautiful iron work…

…and a LOT of bicycles. I don’t just mean that there are a lot lying around – there are a lot being ridden. At high speed. In their millions. It is wonderful to be in a city where the cyclist is king…

…and queen.



  1. never went to Amsterdam but I’ve heard from many people that it is a very interesting city.

    Comment by LaurĂ©ole — August 31, 2008 @ 07:12

  2. as i think i mentioned before, we are headed there for our 4th trip in october. i hope i can find those wellies!

    hope you enjoyed your stay. as we know all too well, there is definitely more to the ‘dam than the red light district. such a gorgeous city, i can’t wait to be back.

    Comment by amy — September 17, 2008 @ 20:36

  3. Hi there, doing some catching up and just noticed that you’ve visited my good ol’ Holland! Ah! Amsterdam is great but be sure to check out Rotterdam next time you’re here; it’s about the oppsite with lots of modern architecture and loads of youth culture. A great way to get to know another side of the Netherlands!

    Comment by saskia — September 18, 2008 @ 07:35

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