Amsterdam

My home town since 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.


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



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 […]

Waterworks