maandag 31 mei 2010

Windmill The Gooyer

Just behind Brouwerij 't IJ (brewery 't IJ)you can find the windmill De Gooyer.
Built 1725, moved to its grounds in 1814.

zondag 30 mei 2010


Travelling from Utrecht, or Hilversum on the way to Amsterdam Central Station, you will pass this building on your left.

maandag 24 mei 2010

Nieuwe Amstelbrug

Designed by H.P. Berlage and opened in 1903, crossing the Amstel at the Ceintuurbaan

dinsdag 18 mei 2010

Herdenkingsteken SLM ramp ('s Gravesandeplein)

Monument ter nagedachtenis van de slachtoffers van de nl:SLM-ramp in 1989. De kunstenaar is Guillaume Lo-A-Njoe; het kunstwerk werd in 1991 geplaatst. De uitsparing tussen de drie aluminium platen beeldt een figuur uit. Het bankje met de zware zwarte steen hoort bij het monument. Het kunstwerk staat op het 's-Gravesandeplein in Amsterdam-Oost, niet ver van het café De Draver dat het stamcafé was van enkele van de overledenen.

Info: Wikipedia

zondag 16 mei 2010

Amstel hotel

The InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam Hotel or Amstel Hotel is a five-star hotel in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on the east bank of the river Amstel. It was the country's first Grand Hotel.

Samuel Sarphati, a physician and city planner, took the initiative to build the hotel, although he died in June 1866 before the hotel opened. The first years after the opening in 1867 were not successful and hotel almost closed. Although the French-Prussian War started in 1870 and its subsequent financial consequences, business improved that year.
A young doctor by the name of Mezger began his practice in the hotel and attracted a special clientele. Although Mezger treated all kinds of people, the Amstel Hotel became famous for the many members of royalty and the nobility who stayed there for treatment. For eighteen years he saw his patients in the Amstel Hotel, until 1888, when Mezger left the Amstel Hotel and moved to Wiesbaden. The royal and noble guests kept coming to the hotel. Ever since, the Amstel Hotel has had a reputation for hosting numerous celebrities and other luminaries.

Information: Wikipedia

vrijdag 14 mei 2010


Bridge I take to work four times a week ...
This bridge is numbered 350, and is build in 1970. Named after the city Toronto. This bridge gives the best of view of the famous Amstel Hotel.

woensdag 12 mei 2010

Empty streets of Dappermarkt

Every day, except Sunday, this square (amongst others) is the scene of the Dappermarkt.
The Dappermarkt is a market in the Dapperstraat in Amsterdam-east and is one of the busiest markets of Amsterdam
In 1910, the Dapperstraat was officially designated by the municipality of Amsterdam as a market street. The Dappermarkt draws visitors from the all over the Netherlands. There are many products sold that of are interest to the city's residents of Surinamese, Antillian, Turkish, and Moroccan origin, giving the market and neighbourhood a strong multicultural feel.
National Geographic Magazine mentioned the Dappermarkt in its edition of November/December 2007. They called the Dappermarkt one of the top ten stands of shopping streets in the world.

Information: Wikipedia

zondag 9 mei 2010

The Giro is in Town!!! (good reason for more pictures a day!!)










Although this site is supposed to be about one picture of a city a day ... I think that the Giro d'Ítalia is a good reason for some more pictures!

zaterdag 8 mei 2010

vrijdag 7 mei 2010


Alexanderplein is a square within the center of Amsterdam. The Sarphatistraat and the Plantage Middenlaan cross here.

At the Alexanderplein you can find the Muiderpoort, built in 1770