Wednesday, June 30, 2010
On the left is the train station.
This garden is called Prinsenhof it has a sundial from 1730 and is still laid out the same as it was in the 18th century.
It stands on a island in the 19th century Verbindingskanaal ( canal)...the museum opened in 1994 and I wonder why it already needs renovations?
Monday, June 28, 2010
These canals are closed a few nights each week when the water is exchanged for clean water using a
complex system of locks.
The historic houses lining the canals were built in 17 and 18th century by wealthy merchants. but the city of Amsterdam dates back to 1275.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Getting into the station is a maze of bikes blocking nearly every walkway. We arrived in the morning
Next we got on a tour boat like in the picture and toured the canals through town.......here is a historic building that was once a warehouse now its a fancy apartment.
Amsterdam is unlike any other city I have ever seen!