Amsterdam street scene
The streets of Amsterdam are really crowded, and not everyone is a tourist.
From 2013 River Cruise
Amsterdam Red Light District
Since photography is discouraged in the red light district, I shot from across the canal with a telephoto lens.
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Amsterdam Movenpick Hotel
We stayed at the Movenpick Hotel, located adjacent to the dock where Viking River Cruises picks up its passengers as they begin their Grand European Voyage.
Amsterdam train station
The main train station is nicely lit up at night.
There really are red lights in this district, where prostitution is legal. Photography is discouraged, so you won't see any photos of the women who were standing at their windows as we passed by.
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The streets are jammed, and not just with tourists.
Houseboat on Amsterdam canal
Lots of these houseboats line the canals of Amsterdam.
These shoes were displayed in the windows of an Amsterdam department store
There's nothing as peaceful as looking down the length of one of these beautiful canals.
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Amsterdam is a city of canals, bridges, and beautiful old buildings. And bicycles, as can be seen on the bridge.
Amsterdam is a city of canals, bridges, and beautiful old buildings.