Impressions of Amsterdam

Kaashuis AmsterdamStarting from Kaashuis in the pedestrian zone Nieuwendijk in Amsterdam, Netherlands, we collected new impressions in this beautiful city on the day before the Queen's Day.

The cityscape of Amsterdam is dominated by the many canals. Since 2010, the Grachtenring (Canal Ring) is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Anne Frank Huis Amsterdam 
We cross the Singel, the Herengracht (Patricians' Canal or Lord's Canal) and Keizersgracht (Emperor's Canal), and come to the Prinsengracht (Prince's Canal) where the Anne Frank Huis is located. We pass the Blauwburggracht and Bloemgracht, considered as one of the most beautiful Grachts (city-canal), in the Jordaan district.

We admire the marvelous facades in the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, one of the first canals which was converted to a street and thus provoking intense public protests.

Begijnhof Amsterdam 
From Spui, a square is named after the former river, one enters the Begijnhof. The Beguines were the female members of Christian lay religious orders who led a celibate life and were at times persecuted by the Roman Catholic Church.

In and around the Palace at the Dam, preparations for Throne Change on the next day were being made, while teenagers already started the celebrations.

Temple in Chinatown in Amsterdam 
Two days later we briefly visited Chinatown, the Red Light District and the Damrak, the street leading from Dam to the Central Station with its remarkable entrance hall.

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