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Amsterdam

By kuipje  
"sung by Willy Alberti & Wim Sonneveld 1968" I hardly did it or do it. Putting a Dutch song with my pictures. But in this serie about Amsterdam I have to. This song (and next songs) are about how nice and beautiful Amsterdam is (like any other song about a city or country). Maybe you can't understand the words but the melody speak for itself.
About Amsterdam. As I said before the name Amsterdam was a dam in the river Amstel. Although Amsterdam is well known throughout the world (for several reasonsBlush Smile it isn't a very large city. Only about 800.000 people live here. And it is also the biggest town in the country.
There is proof that about 4.500 years ago people lived there. And more things were found from the Romain time some 2000 years ago.
Just like the rest of the western part of the Netherlands (Holland= is also used to refure to the Netherlands but Holland is really only the western part of the country. Now divide by two provinces North and South Holland) it was a swampy area. By the year 1000 they started to cultivate this area and build dikes.
Around 1250 they build a dam with locks into the river the Amstel where now the Royal Palace stands. (this square is called "Dam")
This was the started of a very rich and turbulent history. More to come.
About the leading picture. No I didn't drink a drop nor did I smoke something smelly. Nor did I use any Photoshop tricks. Those houses were really like that.
And these are not the only ones that were that crooked. More to come. Stayed tuned SmileSmileSmileSmile
Have a very good day filled with love. Enjoy life is too short


Tags: The netherlands Amsterdam Landscape and travel Canon eos 5D Reeuwijk Kuipjedebats JC Kuipers

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Comments


3 Sep 2016 10:47AM
A superb collection, Jos - such a vibrant and interesting city.

RichardSmile
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
3 Sep 2016 11:55AM
And not a tulip in sight, Jos Wink A great set, what wonderful and quirky buildings.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
3 Sep 2016 1:33PM
Hi Jos

Great set 😁

Hope you didn't get your feet wet 😁

Greetings from Tartu 😁

Regards Jeff
Bantu 8 7 1 India
3 Sep 2016 1:34PM
Jos,city is really historical,great captures.

Vikram
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
3 Sep 2016 3:20PM
A lovely city and so well captured Jos.
3 Sep 2016 3:31PM
Superb collection
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2016 4:48PM
A wonderful of Amsterdam Jos -such distinctive character - I especially like V7 with everybody relaxing with a drink and the sun is shining too.
Kate Grin
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2016 5:01PM
I'm with Kate on V7 Jos. What happens in Holland if you can't ride a bike ?
Peter GrinGrinGrin
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2016 5:23PM
An excellent set of images with lots interest, wonderful colour and clarity throughout..

Thanks for sharing Jos

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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