Amsterdam – Revisit 2012

Amsterdam Canal View

Sunny morning of typical canal view

It has been about 1 year since I blogged after I looked at the last post. This post is very fitting since I am covering back Amsterdam… again to my great delight 😀 What is new is that this time round, the season is spring, a first for me.

Zannse Schans in SpringTouring in Amsterdam is a revisit of many places, first was the windmills. We took a bus from Amsterdam Central, direct to Zannse Schans and stopped right at the entrance, much better than taking the train and barge. It was cloudy and rainy in the morning and weather took a better turn in the afternoon, becoming warmer and sunny. We also saw ducklings swimming about and they certainly drew a crowd following them abouts.

Queen's Day @ Museumplein

All orange!

Back in city, we can see the crowds building up for the Queen’s Day holiday tomorrow. A big crowd from afar singing; pubs decked out in orange; mounted police patrolling. Tram and bus service stopped heading to centre of the city.

Queen’s Day came out as bright and sunny, and Dutch folks were out to make it a grand day. The vondelpark is very crowded with many people in orange. The park is now a big marketplace, as anyone can open a booth to sell anything. Sale items came in many varieties from clothes, accessorites, shoes, toys, hotdogs, cakes to dancing, playing volin, piano, rock bands.

Next day we went to the kitchen gardens and Keukenhof revisit was well worth the effort. The tulips are in full bloom in all sorts of sizes and colours, a feast to the eyes. Our cameras snapped non-stop throughout the walk of the park. Even the cherry blossoms are in flower and I get to see sakura petals flowing.

Keukenhof Flowers

Flowers in full bloom

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