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the Oudezijds Achterburgwal is part of Amsterdam (municipality) , Amsterdam City Centre .

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AMSTERDAM : The Capital of the Netherlands : REMARKABLE VIEWS : WORLD : SENSE : Discovery! Enjoy the BEAUTY! :)

AMSTERDAM : The Capital of the Netherlands : REMARKABLE VIEWS : WORLD : SENSE : Discovery! Enjoy the BEAUTY! :)
Made by UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ]
AMSTERDAM, THE CAPITAL OF THE NETHERLANDS: Amsterdam (pronounced /ˈæmstərdæm/; Dutch Nl-Amsterdam.ogg [ɑmstərˈdɑm] (help·info)) is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. The city, which had a population (including suburbs) of 1.36 million on 1 January 2008, comprises the northern part of the Randstad, the sixth-largest metropolitan area in Europe, with a population of around 6.7 million. Its name is derived from Amstellerdam, indicative of the city's origin: a dam in the river Amstel. Settled as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, a result of its innovative developments in trade. During that time, the city was the leading centre for finance and diamonds.[7] In the 19th and 20th centuries, the city expanded, and many new neighbourhoods and suburbs were formed. The seventeenth-century canals of Amsterdam (in Dutch: 'Grachtengordel'), located in the heart of Amsterdam, was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in July 2010. The city is the financial and cultural[8] capital of the Netherlands. Many large Dutch institutions have their headquarters there, and 7 of the world's top 500 companies, including Philips and ING, are based in the city.[9] In 2010, Amsterdam was ranked 13th globally on quality of living[10] by Mercer, and previously ranked 3rd in innovation by 2thinknow in the Innovation Cities Index 2009. The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, the oldest stock exchange in the world, is located in the city centre. Amsterdam's main attractions, including its historic canals, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Anne Frank House, its red-light district, and its many cannabis coffee shops draw more than 3.66 million international visitors annually. EXPLORE MORE: WIKIPEDIA = TO AMSTERDAM = TO THE WORLD Thoughts about Amsterdam....... I know that I am very popular in Holland, in fact I have visited Amsterdam several times to publicize my books. I have a great publisher in Holland and they have published all of my books in Dutch. ---Jackie Collins or how about this one? In Amsterdam the water is the mistress and the land the vassal. throughout the city there are as many canals and drawbridges as bracelets on a Gypsy's bronzed arms. ---Felix Marti-Ibanez one more please? NO PROBLEM! EXPLORE MORE! Amsterdam was a great surprise to me. I had always thought of Venice as the city of canals; it had never entered my mind that I should find similar conditions in a Dutch town. ---James Weldon Johnson

Discover beautiful Amsterdam : SUNNY DAYS : WONDERFUL VIEWS : WORLD & SENSE : Enjoy this superb capital and soak up the style! :)

Discover beautiful Amsterdam : SUNNY DAYS : WONDERFUL VIEWS : WORLD & SENSE : Enjoy this superb capital and soak up the style! :)
Made by UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ]
Amsterdam Cityscape and architecture Amsterdam fans out south from the Amsterdam Centraal railway station. The Damrak is the main street and leads into the street Rokin. The oldest area of the town is known as de Wallen (the quays). It lies to the east of Damrak and contains the city's famous red light district. To the south of de Wallen is the old Jewish quarter of Waterlooplein. The 17th century girdle of concentric canals, known as the Grachtengordel, embraces the heart of the city where homes have interesting gables. Beyond the Grachtengordel are the former working class areas of Jordaan and de Pijp. The Museumplein with the city's major museums, the Vondelpark, a 19th century park named after the Dutch writer Joost van den Vondel, and the Plantage neighbourhood, with the zoo, are also located outside the Grachtengordel. Several parts of the city and the surrounding urban area are polders. This can be recognized by the suffix -meer which means lake, as in Aalsmeer, Bijlmermeer, Haarlemmermeer, and Watergraafsmeer. The old city centre is the focal point of all the architectural styles before the end of the 19th century. Jugendstil and Art Deco are mostly found outside the city’s centre in the neighbourhoods built in the early 20th century, although there are also some striking examples of these styles in the city centre. Most historic buildings in the city centre and nearby are houses, such as the famous merchants' houses lining the canals. EXPLORE MORE: WIKIPEDIA = BEAUTIFUL AMSTERDAM A DYNAMIC CITY, A GREAT CAPITAL CITY, A STREAM OF MOVEMENT, CONNECTIONS TO NEARLY EVERYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY OR THE WORLD, ARCHITECTURE, CULTURE, SHOPPING, ENDLESS FUN, GREAT LANES, GREAT ROADS, GREAT PARKS, CANALS, AND SO MUCH MORE, EXPLORE THIS CITY ON FOOT AND SOAK UP THE STYLE OF THE NETHERLANDS! ENJOY!

Dutch painters of now and then...

Dutch painters of now and then...
Made by B℮n
The Royal Palace in Amsterdam is one of three palaces in the Netherlands which is at the disposal of Queen Beatrix by Act of Parliament. It is situated in the west side of Dam Square in the centre of Amsterdam. It was built by Jacob van Campen, who took control of the construction project in 1648, as the Town Hall for the City of Amsterdam, and was built on 13,659 wooden piles and cost 8,5 million gulden. Jacob van Campen was inspired by Roman administrative palaces. He drew inspiration from the public buildings of Rome. Yesterday it was a busy Sunday afternoon and this Dutch painter was painting our Royal Palace. Gerrit Adriaensz Berckheyde did paint it too way back in 1673. Not much has changed since then even the clouds look the same except maybe the horses were replaced by the bikes of today. Het Koninklijk Paleis op de Dam is een koninklijk paleis dat zich bevindt op de Dam in de binnenstad van Amsterdam. Het is gebouwd tussen 1648 en 1665 als stadhuis van Amsterdam. De architect is Jacob van Campen. Sinds 1808 is het in gebruik als koninklijk paleis.

The Oudezijds Achterburgwal, Amsterdam

The Oudezijds Achterburgwal, Amsterdam
Made by jackfre2
The Oudezijds Achterburgwal is a street canal in the center of Amsterdam. The bridge between the OZ Voorburgwal Old Street and Oude Hoogstraat is a clear dividing line between the noisy northern wall part and the quiet southern part. The northern part is full of sex shops, prostitutes window, peepshows, brothels, coffee shops and pubs. The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum is located on the northern part of the OZ Achterburgwal. In the southern part are more buildings like the University of Amsterdam, as well the Inside Hospital and Oudemanhuispoort. The OZ Achterburgwal was refurbished in 2006 by the city of Amsterdam. The municipality announced in December 2007 that the window prostitution in the Red Light will be drastically reduced. The number of windows on the OZ Achterburgwal will be further reduced by properties to purchase. The OZ Achterburgwal side alleys is one of the few areas where window prostitution will not entirely disappear.

Deep Winter in Kiev

Deep Winter in Kiev
Made by Stuck in Customs
Thanks for all the continued comments! Here are your TOP pics: . Thanks again! This looks nice: Kiev is a cold place in the winter. I can't for the life of me figure out why the Germans chose to invade these old Russian cities in the winter months. They say the Russians had some significant success because they initially did not depend on tanks, which are not great in the snow, but instead relied on horse-cavalry. All of this ultimately made me think that the only thing worse than being a German soldier during a Kiev winter would be being a Russian horse. Over on the right there, you can see the huge statue celebrating the Great Patriotic War, which we know as WWII. I am headed to Iceland in a few hours to hang out with Asmundur - I can't wait! I also took a few interesting shots here in Amsterdam, but I've had no time to process them.... coming soon!

Let's go back in time ...100 years!

Let's go back in time ...100 years!
Made by B℮n
The Royal Palace in Amsterdam is one of three palaces in the Netherlands which is at the disposal of Queen Beatrix by Act of Parliament. It is situated in the west side of Dam Square in the centre of Amsterdam. It was built by Jacob van Campen, who took control of the construction project in 1648, as the Town Hall for the City of Amsterdam. When looking at the image below it seems when you look good history will come back. Well just had a little PS time machine fun. Let's go back in time. The difference is just about 110-120 years ;-). Het Koninklijk Paleis op de Dam is een koninklijk paleis dat zich bevindt op de Dam in de binnenstad van Amsterdam. Het is gebouwd tussen 1648 en 1665 als stadhuis van Amsterdam. De architect is Jacob van Campen. Sinds 1808 is het in gebruik als koninklijk paleis.

This is Johannes

This is Johannes
Made by Stuck in Customs
Johannes van Dam is currently living out his dream, performing famously in his role as the number one restaurant reviewer in Amsterdam. He works for the newspaper Het Parool and is currently spending his Sunday morning at a his local coffee shop reading his own review in the newspaper, smiling ruefully. He is happy to talk to me and motions out at the rainy street. This was a canal about 30 years ago, he nods, looking over his glasses. Then we build road because we not need that canal anymore. He shakes the newspaper and backhand slaps his review in a gesture of disbelief. He utters some Dutch explicative while laughing, and then stabs at his column with his finger. This is a good review my friend! This looks best This comes from my

Reflections Of Amsterdam - Walking Into The Weekend

Reflections Of Amsterdam - Walking Into The Weekend
Made by AmsterS@m - The Wicked Reflectah
Unedited mobile phone cam shot of a woman walking into the wicked water world, reflected in a puddle. No editing, no magic tricks, no Photoshop :) Thank God it's Friday! It's my free day for this week and I'm really happy about it, going back to work after being lazy for 3 weeks was not easy and I'm glad I've got a chance to chill out for a couple of days now...I think work is completely overrated and should soon be replaced with a state pension for everybody above 18 years, so that we can focus on the important things in life, like friendship, love and serious hanging out in nice places, haha ;-D www.amstersam.com

Ukrainian Homes

Ukrainian Homes
Made by Stuck in Customs
Thank you to my fans! Here are your favorite pics: . Thanks for the comments! This looks nice: The Ukraine has some unique architecture. Below is a section of some unique homes that I think look like they came right out of Smurfville or Disneyworld. In other parts of Ukraine, the buildings are all concrete, blocky, and throwbacks to Soviet government-mandated design, so it is nice to see a reminiscent style of architecture that seems to blend the olde world and the modern. I'm leaving the Ukraine today to head to Amsterdam, where we have the Casual Games convention lined up. I'll be pretty busy there, but I've always got the camera in the bag if an opportunity arises.

Farewell Holland

Farewell Holland
Made by Stuck in Customs
If you want to see how I made this (and how you can too!), visit my HDR Tutorial. I hope it gives you some new tricks! This was taken my final evening in Holland. I found a remote pastoral area with several olde world windmills. I was the only one around... I got fairly cold waiting for sunset, but I think it was worth it. I have a lot more pictures from around the Netherlands still unprocessed, but I look forward to sharing them with you in coming weeks. I hope you enjoy this one. from my daily photo blog at www.stuckincustoms.com

Reflections Of Amsterdam - Don't Look Back...

Reflections Of Amsterdam - Don't Look Back...
Made by AmsterS@m - The Wicked Reflectah
Amsterdam downtown shoppers and buildings, reflected in a puddle. People regularly stare at me when I do my wicked reflection thing, they just can't figure out why a handsome young man like myself (hehe ;) would sit next to a puddle and behave like a madman, while I could be out there, supporting the local economy with spontaneous outbursts of consumer-lust...in all fairness to myself, I have to add that just a few days after this shot was taken, I went out and bought 2 pairs of supersexy Levi's pants and some sneaky cool Adidas :)) Almost weekend! www.amstersam.com

Reflections Of AmsterS@m - Bikestyle International

Reflections Of AmsterS@m - Bikestyle International
Made by AmsterS@m - The Wicked Reflectah
A church and a biker in a foreign country, reflected in a puddle... Me& a couple of million of Dutch people went to a foreign, neighboring country with a slightly different approach towards Christmas last weekend and it was very nice, lots of food that you can't buy in the Netherlands and tons of new smells, sights&sounds (well, the sounds not so much, Dutch was spoken almost anywhere in the streets, it almost felt like being at home far away from the best city in the world) :)) Have a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy 2009! www.amstersam.com

Reflections Of AmsterS@m

Reflections Of AmsterS@m
Made by AmsterS@m - The Wicked Reflectah
Typical Amsterdam Houses reflected in a Puddle,no Photoshop, no tricks...twin shot, almost :) This Photo is rather popular, it has been featured in the local Magazine NL20, in an Article with Interviews about Flickr&the 'Amsterdam Mokum' Group, they had a little Interview with 5 of us Members, here's my Interview :)) Also it has been shown on this Site as a Flickr Favorite, thanks Gardenwife :))

Reflections Of Amsterdam - Instant Classic

Reflections Of Amsterdam - Instant Classic
Made by AmsterS@m - The Wicked Reflectah
Unedited mobile phone cam shot of a biker, walker and buildings in Amsterdam, reflected in a puddle behind the Royal Palace. As always, no Photoshop, no tricks, no editing, just a wicked pure puddle reflection :) Thank God it's Friday! I'm not sure why I'm saying that, because I've been off since last week Thursday, so every day is a good day, but somehow the Friday always sticks out, it has this certain vibe that makes me feel like everything's going to be OK :)) Enjoy this special day, take care but take it easy :) www.amstersam.com

Helmut Newton Was Here!

Helmut Newton Was Here!
Made by AmsterS@m - The Wicked Reflectah
The lovely Miss S, standing around all stylishly, smoking a ciggie...this shot reminds me a bit of Helmut Newton's style (do I sound arrogant?! hehe ;), beautiful women in cool poses (I know, I know, she's supposed to be naked, but the summer is a bit on the cold side this year) :) www.amstersam.com

Waag at night, Amsterdam (repost)

Waag at night, Amsterdam (repost)
Made by pimousse3000
To end the By night shot serial here is a repost. This one is among the most popular of my galery. Although I like it it's far from being my favorite ! _____________________________________________________________ Today is not in B&W! And it's also the only photo I've shot with such cars on it! Waag is located at Nieuwmarkt near the famous red light district, in the historic center. If you want to know more about it : clic here and look at it on the map!

All That is Holy

All That is Holy
Made by Stuck in Customs
Thanks for all the continued comments! Here are your TOP pics: . Thanks again! This looks nice: I will take a break from posting Iceland pictures while I go out today exploring in the wiles of geysers and earth-turned-inside-out to bring you this shot from Amsterdam. Will got very tired of carrying my tripod, and he claimed to be tired after standing all day at the game conference. I told him just to be quiet because he was in the house of God and God didn't want to hear his blasphemous belly-aching.

Reflections Of Amsterdam - The Oil Painting

Reflections Of Amsterdam - The Oil Painting
Made by AmsterS@m - The Wicked Reflectah
Unedited mobile phone shot of houses and boats in Amsterdam, reflected in a canal. No Photoshop, no tricks, no editing, just a pure, wicked phone cam shot :) I like the reflection part in this picture a lot, it looks a bit like an oil painting...I'm pretty sure now that there's a whole gang of tinytiny artistic people living in my mobile phone, wicked :)) Enjoy your weekend! www.amstersam.com

Zombie

Zombie
Made by GSAndré
A zombie walk (also known as a zombie mob, zombie march, zombie horde, zombie lurch, zombie shamble, zombie shuffle or zombie crawl) is an organized public gathering of people who dress up in zombie costumes. Usually taking place in an urban centre, the participants make their way around the city streets and through shopping malls to a public space (or a series of taverns in the case of a zombie pub crawl) in a somewhat orderly fashion.

Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals
Made by AmsterS@m - The Wicked Reflectah
The lovely Miss Z is having a relaxing smoke because she knows that the weekend is coming closer every minute :)) Thank you all for sharing your positive thoughts about the misery of trying to get my website transfered to a new hosting company yesterday, it seems that things are on the right way now and should resolve into a more pleasant situation soon, yay :) www.amstersam.com



Nearest places of interest:

Prinsengracht
The Hash, Marihuana and Hemp Museum
Keizersgracht
De Bekeerde Suster
  Casa Rosso
Torenzicht
Oudezijds Voorburgwal
Hanky Panky

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