1. One More Amsterdam Photo Essay

I’ve certainly had a lot of photos to share from the short period of time I was in Amsterdam in May of 2013. It’s one of my all-time favorite cities, and even after I got done separating photos for the other photo essays, I was left with these I felt like sharing.

2. “That is So Amsterdam” ...

Amsterdam is such a unique city- and I shot most of these after shaking my head and saying “That is So Amsterdam”.

3. Biking in Amsterdam

Renting a bike in Amsterdam is, in my opinion, one of the most essential experiences for visitors to the city. The most important hing to remember is that it isn’t nearly as intimidating as it looks. For those who aren’t ready...

4. Photo Essay- The Albert Cuypmarkt, ...

One of my favorite spots in Amsterdam is the massive, open-air Albert Cuypmarkt. It runs for multiple blocks in the De Pijp, one of the city’s hippest neighborhoods, and contains almost every type of commodity imaginable. Europe 2013...

5. Photo Essay- The Flowers of Aalsmee...

The gorgeous flowers of the massive Aalsmeer Flower Market in Amsterdam’s Southern suburbs.

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Visiting the Aalsmeer Flower Auction

Visiting the Aalsmeer Flower Auction
The Netherlands’ are known worldwide for flower production. There is no better place to see the scale of the country’s flower business than at the Aalsmeer Flower Auction. The auction is...

Europe 2013- Netherlands- Day Six- Hello Amsterdam...

Europe 2013- Netherlands- Day Six- Hello Amsterdam, My Old Friend
Being so familiar with Amsterdam, and having so many things there I loved to do, I knew, with only one full day on this trip, I’d have to be selective in what I was going to do with that day. I...

Photo Essay- Amsterdam at Night

Photo Essay- Amsterdam at Night
Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities to stroll at night. The lighting is so magnificent. This photo essay doesn’t even begin to capture the city at night, but it’s my first attempt at...

Photo Essay- Amsterdam’s Red Light District

Photo Essay- Amsterdam’s Red Light District
So much can be written about Amsterdam’s notorious Red Light District. Someday, maybe, I’ll write a post that approaches the subject as a whole, but this is just an inoffensive photo...
Cruising the Canals in Amsterdam

Cruising the Canals in Amsterdam

I’ve heard lots of opinions on the experience of a canal cruise in Amsterdam. One line of thinking is that it is an entirely touristy experience, unless you find one of the ‘alternative’...
Photo Essay- Amsterdam’s Begijnhof

Photo Essay- Amsterdam’s Begijnhof

The Begiijnhof is my favorite spot in Amsterdam. Amid the city’s frenetic activity, this place has a placid, almost holy feel. These courtyards are prevalent throughout the low countries and were used as...
Amsterdam’s Sauce Masters Know Fries

Amsterdam’s Sauce Masters Know Fri...

The best place to get fries in Amsterdam.

Photo Essay- Exterior Rijksmuseum Artwork

Photo Essay- Exterior Rijksmuseum Artwor...

One of the first things I did on my first day walk of Amsterdam was to walk down Museumplein to the Rijksmuseum. The building, designed by Dutch architect Pierre Cuypers, is the National Art Museum of the...
Europe 2013- Netherlands- Day 5- Haven’t I Been Here Before?

Europe 2013- Netherlands- Day 5- Haven&#...

On the fifth day of my 2013 Europe trip, I returned to Amsterdam, one of my favorite cities, but also one I honestly never thought I would see again.

Driving in Iceland

Driving in Iceland

Driving in Iceland adds quite a bit to the experience of visiting this incredibly scenic country. It’s isn’t absolutely necessary for most tourists, as 80% do not leave the Reykjavik area- and tour...

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Visiting the Aalsmeer Flower Auction