Reflections of Amsterdam.
Amsterdam – Video of the Day

This is the million dollar view you come to Amsterdam for

Photo by Peter Adams

Amsterdam – Video of the Day This is the million dollar view you come to Amsterdam for

As I watch the reflection of three bell gables in one of Amsterdam's canals, I notice how narrow these canal houses actually are. Because Amsterdam used to tax lot on the basis of house width, most of the houses along the canals were built very narrow and very deep.

Peter Adams
Peter Adams Travel Photographer

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Wolvenstraat, part of the 9Streets with trendy shops and cafés in the Jordaan area of Amsterdam.

7 cliché activities in Amsterdam you will actually enjoy

Amsterdam is one of those cities that is drenched in clichés. I’ve overheard people saying that they thought Amsterdam was itself a country (Holland clearly isn’t interesting enough to benefit from word of mouth publicity), that the Dutch  all wear wooden shoes (imagine the pain!), that Amsterdam is  covered in tulips, and that literally everyone   smokes weed. All. Day. Long. I’m not here to smash your dreams into a thousand tiny pieces, but that’s plain bullcheese. On the other hand, some Amsterdam clichés are true and are definitely worth giving a try. They aren’t clichés for nothing, am I right?