Category Archives: Canal

The great storm of Amsterdam

The great storm of Amsterdam on Monday (28th October) was force 12 in strength. Tragically two people were killed in what was described as the worst since 1976. The very high winds only lasted a few hours but slates rattled, … Continue reading

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It was 365 days ago today

After one year here are a few reflections on living in Amsterdam. Things I like about Amsterdam Friendliness The people are so friendly. If you stand with an A-Z map looking like a lost tourist for longer than a minute … Continue reading

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Old clothes, household goods, junk and food

Queen’s day (Koninginnedag) is celebrated across The Netherlands On 30th April each year. This year’s was particularly special due to Queen Beatrix abdicating and her son, Willem-Alexander, becoming King. People wore something orange as they partied in the streets and … Continue reading

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‘Dam pride

Amsterdam gay pride is held on the first weekend of each August with the fabulous canal parade its center piece. In a country where homosexuality was legalised in 1811 everybody comes out to watch – lining the banks and bridges … Continue reading

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