Amsterdam, the City I was born and raised!!

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This is the coat of arms of Amsterdam

Almost everybody in the world knows the name of Amsterdam.  I'm always proud to say that I was born and raised there.  Often enough many people (men! :P) almost immediately add: Cruyff and/or Ajax :D  And yes, I saw him play in real life a looooooong long time ago!                                                                                        Like many native 'Amsterdammers' I left Amsterdam after my marriage, but fortunately I can come back often, because my sisters with their families are still living there.

Central Station
 And I still feel much at home in this wonderful city and no I am not afraid to enter the city by car ;)

It's a pity that many tourists often don't look any further than the coffeeshops and the red light district. The funny thing is that when you live in Amsterdam you hardly ever see those things. And to my real shame there are also places I even haven't been at all, like the Anne Frank house, although I showed the way to many a tourist.  And only this year I visited the Van Gogh museum... On the other hand as a child my sister and I often went to the Rijksmuseum (the Amsterdam youth had free entrance in those days). We loved to see the wonderful dollhouse over and over again :P

I hope that my pictures of 'my' city will inspire you to come here because Amsterdam is a must-see city! Whatever dream destinations you have.... If ever you come here, you won't be disappointed, this great city as much to offer! Have a great time!

joehobo says:
Yeah...The be free feel country...will sure make it some time.
Posted on: Oct 28, 2010
LadyMaja says:
Martin, thank you very very much for all your comments! Very kind! Maybe you can come to Amsterdam again one day!
Posted on: Oct 28, 2010
joehobo says:
You have censored the otherside of Amsterdam but you have bloged the good side of it.Have rekindled my past visit in 1998 and now I miss Amsterdam....
Posted on: Oct 28, 2010
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This is the coat of arms of Amster…
This is the coat of arms of Amste…
Central Station
Central Station
Central Station, tram and modern b…
Central Station, tram and modern …
Damrak - detail of streetcorner
Damrak - detail of streetcorner
Beurs van Berlage - stock market
Beurs van Berlage - stock market
Beurs van Berlage - stock market
Beurs van Berlage - stock market
Beurs van Berlage - stock market
Beurs van Berlage - stock market
Beurs van Berlage - stock market -…
Beurs van Berlage - stock market …
Famous shop: De Bijenkorf (Beehive)
Famous shop: De Bijenkorf (Beehive)
One of the old bridges in the cent…
One of the old bridges in the cen…
Zuiderkerk
Zuiderkerk
Nice restaurant in the Spuistraat,…
Nice restaurant in the Spuistraat…
Nice restaurant in the Spuistraat,…
Nice restaurant in the Spuistraat…
Spuistraat with restaurant Haesje …
Spuistraat with restaurant Haesje…
Nice restaurant in the Spuistraat,…
Nice restaurant in the Spuistraat…
Nice restaurant in the Spuistraat,…
Nice restaurant in the Spuistraat…
Spuistraat - famous bar: Hoppe whe…
Spuistraat - famous bar: Hoppe wh…
Entrance to the former Zuiderbad…
Entrance to the former 'Zuiderbad…
Historisch Museum
Historisch Museum
Dam World War II Memorial
Dam World War II Memorial
Dam square in Amsterdam with the W…
Dam square in Amsterdam with the …
Dam World War II Memorial
Dam World War II Memorial
Dam World War II Memorial . detail
Dam World War II Memorial . detail
Dam World War II Memorial - detail…
Dam World War II Memorial - detai…
Dam World War II Memorial - detail
Dam World War II Memorial - detail
Dam World War II Memorial - detail
Dam World War II Memorial - detail
Dam square - Royal Palace
Dam square - Royal Palace
Dam square with living statues
Dam square with living statues
Dam square with living statues
Dam square with living statues
Living statues on Dam Square - the…
Living statues on Dam Square - th…
Dam square with pigeons :P
Dam square with pigeons :P
Dam square - Nieuwe Kerk (New Chur…
Dam square - Nieuwe Kerk (New Chu…
Dam square - Royal Palace
Dam square - Royal Palace
Dam square - Royal Palace
Dam square - Royal Palace
Dam square - Royal Palace
Dam square - Royal Palace
Dam square - Royal Palace
Dam square - Royal Palace
Dam square - Royal Palace - detail
Dam square - Royal Palace - detail
Dam square - Royal Palace - detail…
Dam square - Royal Palace - detai…
Dam square - Royal Palace - detail…
Dam square - Royal Palace - detai…
The famous Kalverstraat
The famous Kalverstraat
The Munttoren
The Munttoren
Munttoren
Munttoren
The Munttower near the Singel, the…
The Munttower near the Singel, th…
Under the Munttoren
Under the Munttoren
Singel with the Munttower in the b…
Singel with the Munttower in the …
Munttoren seen from the Singel
Munttoren seen from the Singel
Singel - famous flowermarket
Singel - famous flowermarket
Singel - famous flowermarket
Singel - famous flowermarket
Singel - famous flowermarket
Singel - famous flowermarket
Singel - famous flowermarket
Singel - famous flowermarket
Tulips from Amsterdam!
Tulips from Amsterdam!
Wooden shoes....NO we dont walk o…
Wooden shoes....NO we don't walk …
Singel - famous flowermarket
Singel - famous flowermarket
Singel - famous flowermarket
Singel - famous flowermarket
Singel - famous flowermarket
Singel - famous flowermarket
Singel - famous flowermarket
Singel - famous flowermarket
All was orange! :P
Do you know wh…
All was orange! :P Do you know w…
All was orange! :P
Do you know wh…
All was orange! :P Do you know w…
Canal with rondvaartboten
(cana…
Canal with 'rondvaartboten' (can…
Statue of Rembrandt, our famous pa…
Statue of Rembrandt, our famous p…
Statue of Rembrandt, our famous pa…
Statue of Rembrandt, our famous p…
Mozes en Aäron church at the Wate…
Mozes en Aäron church at the Wat…
The Hermitage. For 300 years it wa…
The Hermitage. For 300 years it w…
Utrechtsestraat
Utrechtsestraat
One of the many warehouses, often …
One of the many warehouses, often…
Prinsengracht
Prinsengracht
Prinsengracht
Prinsengracht
Prinsengracht
Prinsengracht
The Krijtberg - a Roman Catholic…
The 'Krijtberg' - a Roman Catholi…
The Krijtberg - a Roman Catholic…
The 'Krijtberg' - a Roman Catholi…
The Krijtberg - a Roman Catholic…
The 'Krijtberg' - a Roman Catholi…
The Krijtberg - a Roman Catholic…
The 'Krijtberg' - a Roman Catholi…
The Krijtberg - a Roman Catholic…
The 'Krijtberg' - a Roman Catholi…
One of the many narrow canals in A…
One of the many narrow canals in …
Maagdenhuis,former orphanage for c…
Maagdenhuis,former orphanage for …
Former Maagdenhuis
Former Maagdenhuis
Leidscheplein
Leidscheplein
Paradiso, near the Leidscheplein
Paradiso, near the Leidscheplein
Stadsschouwburg at the Leidscheple…
Stadsschouwburg at the Leidschepl…
Max Euweplein, near Paradiso. Max …
Max Euweplein, near Paradiso. Max…
A memorial plaque.
During  WW II …
A memorial plaque. During WW II…
Concert Hall
Concert Hall
Concert Hall
Concert Hall
Anne Frank school, near the RAI.
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Anne Frank school, near the RAI. …
Anne Frank school, near the RAI.
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Anne Frank school, near the RAI. …
Anne Frank school, near the RAI.
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Anne Frank school, near the RAI. …
Anne Frank school, near the RAI.
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Anne Frank school, near the RAI. …
Anne Frank school, near the RAI.
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Anne Frank school, near the RAI. …
Okura Hotel
Okura Hotel
Okura Hotel
Okura Hotel
Neighbourhood of my youth - Hobbem…
Neighbourhood of my youth - Hobbe…
Neighbourhood of my youth - Hobbem…
Neighbourhood of my youth - Hobbe…
Neighbourhood of my youth - Roelof…
Neighbourhood of my youth - Roelo…
Roelof Hartplein, neighbourhood of…
Roelof Hartplein, neighbourhood o…
Neighbourhood of my youth - street…
Neighbourhood of my youth - stree…
Neighbourhood of my youth - shop w…
Neighbourhood of my youth - shop …
Neighbourhood of my youth - Pieter…
Neighbourhood of my youth - Piete…
Neighbourhood of my youth - Obrech…
Neighbourhood of my youth - Obrec…
Johannes Verhulststraat, near the …
Johannes Verhulststraat, near the…
Neighbourhood of my youth - shop w…
Neighbourhood of my youth - shop …
Neighbourhood of my youth - Vredes…
Neighbourhood of my youth - Vrede…
Mineveralaan, Oud-Zuid, near Hilto…
Mineveralaan, Oud-Zuid, near Hilt…
An interesting modern building nea…
An interesting modern building ne…
The river Amstel. I used to row he…
The river Amstel. I used to row h…
Houseboat with car! How on earth d…
Houseboat with car! How on earth …
Houseboats on the River Amstel
Houseboats on the River Amstel
Houseboats on the River Amstel
Houseboats on the River Amstel
Houseboats on the River Amstel
Houseboats on the River Amstel
Houseboats on the River Amstel
Houseboats on the River Amstel
Houseboat on the River Amstel
Houseboat on the River Amstel
River Amstel, Amsterdam
River Amstel, Amsterdam
River Amstel, Amsterdam
River Amstel, Amsterdam
River Amstel, amsterdam
River Amstel, amsterdam
River Amstel, amsterdam
River Amstel, amsterdam
River Amstel, amsterdam
River Amstel, amsterdam
River Amstel with houseboats
River Amstel with houseboats
Amsterdamse Bos - forest near Amst…
Amsterdamse Bos - forest near Ams…
Amsterdamse Bos - forest near Amst…
Amsterdamse Bos - forest near Ams…
Amsterdamse Bos - forest near Amst…
Amsterdamse Bos - forest near Ams…
Drinking water fountain in Amsterd…
Drinking water fountain in Amster…
One of the many canals by night
One of the many canals by night
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