Amsterdam

Amsterdam has been my home town for more than 25 years. Amsterdam is the capital and most populous city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Its status as the Dutch capital is mandated by the Constitution of the Netherlands though it is not the seat of the Dutch government, which is The Hague. Amsterdam has a population of about 840.000 within the city proper, 1.335.000 in the urban area and 1,600,000 in the metropolitan area. The city region has an approximate population of 2.431.000. The city is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country, and is also North Holland’s largest city. It comprises much of the northern part of the Randstad, one of the larger conurbations in Europe, with a population of approximately 7 million.


A quiet winter, except maybe for it’s cold ending. For some reason only pictures from my neighbourhood in Amsterdam, commuting stations and from my office. Find the picture with the IJsselmeer frozen over…

Winter ’17/18



Yesterday people interested could take a peak preview of the art work in the new metro Station Rokin in Amsterdam. The items on the walls represent things found while digging out the station. Oddly satisfying to see an upside down duck, or a (stoned?) upside down shrimp.  

Metro Station Rokin



I made the same pictures last year, but on April 10. So the blossom is almost three weeks earlier! Climate change is horrible and destructive, but this is a nice present today…  

Early Blossom


The mayor of Amsterdam lives in one of the canal houses on the Herengracht in Amsterdam. Like a lot of these houses, they look quite simple from the outside, but are palaces from the inside. And I wouldn’t say no to a garden the size he has!

Amsterdam City Residence


Winter is being chased away; the birds sing all night and flowers are springing up. Can’t wait…!  

Spring is Coming



The Old Church in Amsterdam is the oldest building of the city. I was lucky enough to have a beautiful experience here; a concert in a dark church during sunrise. Broken mirrors on the floor like pools of water – an exposition of Marinus Boezem – scattered the light on the […]

Silence


Some miscellaneous pictures from Amsterdam and Alkmaar, January 2017.

Misc. January


White winters in Amsterdam are rare, so another series of a white afternoon in Amsterdam West. Today a particularly pointy frost!

Winter Part II