Visit to Amsterdam - February 2005

Two of our friends live in Amsterdam and we wanted to go to visit them, since they own one of the old houses on a canal in the centre. It is just as lovely as we had expected - and the city is also great, somewhere we really want to go back to.

The corner of Reguliersgracht and Keisersgracht [click for larger image (181kb)] Looking along the Reguliersgracht from the Herengracht, on a boat trip [click for larger image (126kb)]
Replica of the Batavia, at the Nederlands Scheepvart Museum [click for larger image (115kb)] Interor of the American Hotel, Leidseplein [click for larger image (119kb)]
Koninklijk Paleis, on the Dam square at the heart of Old Amsterdam [click for larger image (107kb)] The Nieuwe Kerk, also on the Dam square [click for larger image (160kb)]
The Westerkerk, a landmark on the Prinsengracht [click for larger image (173kb)] An unexpected bonus! - a Wharram catamaran (Hitia 14, similar in size to Aoraki), found on the Lijnbaans gracht [click for larger image (107kb)]
Higgledy piggledy houses on the Amstel near Rembrandtplein [click for larger image (117kb)] Canal side houses in Reguliersgracht [click for larger image (194kb)]

We thought Amsterdam is a lovely city, and want to go back in warmer weather; we even had some snow whilst we were there!