back to my roots

Amsterdam Travel Blog

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Born and raised in Amsterdam. Lived here for 20 years. Sometimes it's great to come back to this beautiful city. On this day we planned to visit Amsterdam and see different things than the touristy things and find places i grew up. We parked the car just outside Amsterdam ( will give the tip later) and went with the tram to the central station. Here we started our tour by foot. First the Jordaan district and the nine streets area. These are small streets with small shops between the Herengracht and the Keizersgracht. From the Jordaan district back to the big shopping street Nieuwe dijk and took a coffee brake. From the Nieuwendijk up to the Dam square where the royal palace is covered in plastic because of restauration work.

Crossing through all the canals streets we arrived at the museum square where we found the opera house and the rijksmuseum also covered because of restauration work. For tourist coming from all over the world and see all the historical buildings covered.....not so nice, but it had to be done.

We visited the PC hoofdstreet, the street where the celebs do the shopping. It was not so intresting so we left very quick and went up to the Albert cuyp, the daily market. Here i spent lots of time as a kid, it was close by of my old home. As we entered the street where i lived i found out that the block of houses ( and my old home) where cone and new apartments where build. A little bit disappointed we left and along the amstel canal we went back to the old center. We had a dinner at the Zeedijk and later on we joined the TB meetup group in the restaurant at the Warmoestreet.

brouwers gracht.
It was very nice to meet old and new TB friends and share the experience of Amsterdam.

TIP: If you travel to Amsterdam, park the car just outside Amsterdam. On a P&R you pay 6 euro's for 24 hours including a public transport ticket up to five persons. It's open for 24/7 and the last tram  left the central station at 0:30. If you are later than take  the night bus you have to pay 3.50 euro's pp for it . You can parc here for four day's , 6 euro's per day, and than the price is going up to the expensive tarif. The trip with the tram wil take 7 minuts from the carparc and central station.

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brouwers gracht.
brouwers gracht.
dam square.
dam square.
nieuwe kerk at the dam square.
nieuwe kerk at the dam square.
dam square.
dam square.
herengracht.
herengracht.
herengracht.
herengracht.
westertoren.
westertoren.
westertoren.
westertoren.
prinsengracht.
prinsengracht.
prinsengracht.
prinsengracht.
prinsengracht.
prinsengracht.
leidse gracht.
leidse gracht.
leidsestraat.
leidsestraat.
rock temple Paradiso.
rock temple Paradiso.
rijksmuseum
rijksmuseum
albertcuyp market.
albertcuyp market.
André Hazes the famous folk singe…
André Hazes the famous folk sing…
Tol street, the place i grew up, o…
Tol street, the place i grew up, …
the Amstel canal.
the Amstel canal.
the amstel canal.
the amstel canal.
The magere bridge at the amstel ca…
The magere bridge at the amstel c…
Carré theatre
Carré theatre
the amstel canal/ heren gracht.
the amstel canal/ heren gracht.
the amstel canal/ munt tower.
the amstel canal/ munt tower.
staal street.
staal street.
groeneburgwal/ zuider kerk.
groeneburgwal/ zuider kerk.
oudezijdsvoorburgwal and oude kerk.
oudezijdsvoorburgwal and oude kerk.
oudezijdsvoorburgwal.
oudezijdsvoorburgwal.
the zeedijk.
the zeedijk.
china town..
china town..
oudezijds kolk
oudezijds kolk
ouwezijds voorburgwal.
ouwezijds voorburgwal.
swans in the redlight district
swans in the redlight district
the warmoestreet
the warmoestreet
oude kerk
oude kerk
oudezijds kolk.
oudezijds kolk.
Amsterdam
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