"Great Historical City" Amsterdam by Peter_P

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On top of this entrance to the Historical Museum, you'll find the 3 Crosses from the armorial of the city.
The Andreas-crosses are the symbol of the city...

The 'grachten' are the most famous item in Amsterdam.
Mainly build in the 17th century as a defence wall against invaders...

Doing a boat-trip on the water or just walking along the canals is a must-do...

These narrow streets nearby the center of the city are deserted in the morning...:-) But they get crowded later on the day...

Also watch out for the numerous bikers... it can become dangerous in these streets :)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Historical, worth visiting city
  • Cons:Somewhat too crowded during the afternoon
  • Last visit to Amsterdam: Mar 2004
  • Intro Updated Mar 16, 2004
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  • Mique's Profile Photo
    Mar 29, 2004 at 3:29 AM

    That's a very familiar 'klomp' ;-) Too bad i had to miss the VT does Zaanse Schans...

  • Igraine's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2004 at 1:49 PM

    Nice pics here Peter, too bad i couldnt be there and meet again. Seems like you had a nice time after all, hehe

  • tompt's Profile Photo
    Mar 20, 2004 at 3:10 AM

    We had fun, didn't we ??

  • Helga67's Profile Photo
    Mar 19, 2004 at 3:32 AM

    It looks like you had a great meeting. Lovely pics and thanks for the VT meeting postcard

  • dila's Profile Photo
    Mar 17, 2004 at 5:21 AM

    oh bring back some good memories. we had a lot of fun and enjoyed the days too. great page

  • pieter_jan_v's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2004 at 12:48 PM

    Great Page Peter; any tips (to group for me?) haha. PJ

  • Norali's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2004 at 3:51 AM

    Seems you had fun in Dutch-land... I only saw the RLD and had a boat-tour there... Wanted to see a specific museum :) but the people with me didn't want to go there.. pfff!

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