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 beautiful time-lapse of the traffic on the IJ. The IJ, the waterway splitting Amsterdam in two, is one the most busy waterways in the Netherlands. Can’t stop looking at this time-lapse, especially the ferries crossing between all the other traffic.

Traffic on the IJ



I have no idea what they’re doing, but with the sun behind it, it’s a spectacular view. Oosterdok, Amsterdam. [Update] Actually, they have moved the Chinese floating restaurant 40 meters to the west. Guess it was too close to China 🙂 The new walk-way is quite nice though! [Update] Even […]

Water Works



I’ve tried to make a time-lapse biking from Amsterdam West to ODE. Just made a miscalculation in the speed, so it goes a bit too fast!

West to ODE


The Amsterdam local newspaper shows every year areal pictures of Amsterdam in the serie ‘Amsterdam Onbewolkt’. Head over to their page to read more about this nice project! Het Parool – Amsterdam Onbewolkt

A’dam onbewolkt


The canal parade was the smashing final of the Amsterdam Euro Pride 2016. Almost just as much fun watching the spectators 🙂

Gay Pride 2016



Milkshake was two days this year, with a lovely and more quiet Sunday afternoon 🙂

Milkshake


This year Amsterdam hosts the Euro Pride. Equal rights for all, based on sex, religion, colour is far from being a fact in most countries. There are more countries where being gay is a crime, than where they can marry.

Euro Pride Amsterdam


In the middle of the Vondelpark (Amsterdam) is this rose garden. Not a very pretty garden, but the roses are amazing this year!

Vondelpark Roses