"A'dam 2002" Amsterdam by isolina_it

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I`ve always felt attracted and fascinated by the not so big northern europe cities and when I moved to Amsterdam in Sept 2002 I realized that those feelings were really true. I am a sicilian native, a mediterranean character and to me it was a kind of stimulation and challenge to come in touch with people of a so different culture and customs. I really feel at ease in this country, with its nature, its laws, its different people and its somewhat contradictive tolerance. Not to forget the water (canals and rains) which is a very important aspect of my living here, if you consider I am coming from an island, i could have never moved into a ``desert`` city ;)!

I live in Valentijnkade, Amsterdam East. It is pretty quiet and nice. How do enjoy late evening landscapes like this from my window, and the ducks my neighbour!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:bikes to reach easily everywhere
  • Cons:the weather and mobile phones ringing all over...
  • In a nutshell: Windmills in my mind...
  • Last visit to Amsterdam: Aug 2002
  • Intro Updated Jan 29, 2004
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  • Manara's Profile Photo
    Sep 8, 2009 at 10:38 AM

    An extremely interesting page. Complimenti!

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    May 18, 2009 at 6:38 AM

    glad i saw you on VT homepage, and now enjoy your tidbits about the Dutch customs ;-))) heerlik en smaaklik !

  • leecouk12324's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2007 at 6:46 PM

    Waiters sitting down and joining in conversation - i heard about this - lol.

  • Callavetta's Profile Photo
    Jan 8, 2005 at 11:10 AM

    Great tip about Volendam. I'm adding it to my list.

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Aug 30, 2004 at 10:43 PM

    Enjoyed reading about the local customs!

  • Rachael71's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2004 at 7:50 AM

    Great pages with really useful and helpful information. Thanks for all the tips! :-)

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2004 at 4:07 PM

    Great Photos!

  • VdV's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2004 at 12:02 AM

    Rosalba; Very helpful (esp. listing hours of operation, tram lines, etc.), and incredibly accurate (I LOVE Amsterdam!) You give good, practical information (such as grocery stores, neighborhood characteristics) in addition to tourist info. Great job!

  • travelife's Profile Photo
    May 11, 2004 at 11:47 PM

    Nice pics of Amsterdam! You texts are helpful. Happy travels!

  • radz's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2004 at 4:28 AM

    Great Page,Very informative tips really.


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