Cold city of beautiful giants

Charming AmsterdamDespite the cold, we had a lovely past weekend in Amsterdam. I’ve always wanted to visit, namely because my dad is half Dutch, and I bear a vague sense of family longing for this place I have never seen. We had just the briefest introduction to Holland, but it was certainly a charming one. Such gorgeous, friendly people living peaceably in such a gorgeous, friendly city.

AmsterdamCharming Amsterdam

Red light district
The red light district is really not that shady in the daytime.
Vondelpark
Gazebo and tulips in Vondelpark.
Vondelpark
European ducks are flashier than the ones we have in the US.
Amsterdam
Husband in Vondelpark.
Rijksmuseum
Rijksmuseum.

Rijksmuseum

Rijksmuseum
Obligatory windmill painting.
Rijksmuseum
Library in the Rijksmuseum.
Rijksmuseum
Rembrandt’s “Night Watch.”

Hope to see you again, (distant) homeland.

Amsterdam

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