Amsterdam (12) – Street Scenes

My second last post of Amsterdam are some street scenes that didn’t make it in my previous posts.

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Security making their presence on the street

 

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Damstraat.  Our hotel was only a couple of short blocks from here.  The street is filled with great take-out and restaurants.  “Crispy King” had some of the best fries I ever had.  I took this photo having an expresso on the patio of a popular restaurant in Dam Square.   We were taking refuge under the awnings from the rain.

 

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On Nes, the Flemish Art Center makes use of the barriers surrounding a construction site with a gallery display of photos by local artists.  Our hotel was on the opposite side of this narrow path that led to Damstraat.

 

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Our view having coffee at the coffeecompany on Damstraat.

 

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I was on the other side of the canal when this parade of carriages rode by.  Accompanied by security, I’m not sure what part of official capacity this was about.

 

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An example of many narrow pathways throughout the city.  After a couple of days, we started using these to avoid congestions on the popular crowded streets.

 

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Electrical parking

 

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Sarphatistraat.  We took this route to see an old-style Windmill.  I wanted to show an example of the transportation system in Amsterdam and how the city accommodates all.  From left to right – pedway, south bound bike path, tram rails, one-way car street, north bound bike path and pedway.

 

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This individual hauled out a bunch of bread chunks to feed the pigeons.

 

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A biker and cab driver have a friendly conversation in the middle of an intersection.

 

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Outside a police station on Beurstraat

 

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Part of a two block lineup for Anne Frank house

 

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Begijnhof.  A square in the Museum Quarter.

 

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Dutch architecture

 

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Night view of the De L’Europe Hotel

 

 

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