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Amstelredamme: a river runs through  0

blog_amstel_boat_sheila_schenkelThere’s few better ways to enjoy Amsterdam, then by boat… Here’s a view of the Amstel–exactly, the very river that gave Amsterdam its name.

The bridge ahead is the Nieuwe Amstelbrug (New Amstel Bridge), aka Bridge number 101, connecting the Weesperzijde (‘Amsterdam East’) and the Amsteldijk (De Pijp, ‘Amsterdam-South’). You can also see the Rembrandt Tower (Rembrandttoren). The tower’s named after, indeed!, Rembrandt van Rijn. It’s Amsterdam’s first (office) skyscraper.

Boat trip courtesy of friends Rickert and Corrie.


CC Photos Sheila Schenkel; Text © Amsterdam Culture/Sheila Schenkel


I Amsterdam  2

blog_iamsterdam_smallThe 3D-slogan ‘I Amsterdam’ has become as iconic for Amsterdam as the Eiffel Tower for Paris, Christ the Redeemer for Rio de Janeiro and the Statue of Liberty for the US. September 23rd it will be Read more

A Five Arched Bridge  0

blog_Herengracht_five_arched_bridge_Sheila_Schenkel_smallThis bridge might very well be one of the most photographed of the city: with its five arches it has quite a majestic look. And as you can see, its lights at night gives the Herengracht a very literary, inspiring vibe… Read more

It’s a Python!  0

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Amsterdam has many bridges–80 within the grachtengordel (‘canal belt’) alone! This is Bridge 1998, known as the Python Bridge (Pythonbrug) and nicknamed High Bridge (Hoge Brug). Any idea where? Read more