Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sunday's In My City...

   
        We've had a busy week! The boys had a week vacation and my husband took a week off aswell. We slept in,took walks when it wasn't raining,went on bike rides and visited Amsterdam! I wasn't to impressed with the fact that it was grey as hell..but thats Dutch weather for you. The top photo is of The Royal Palace  in Amsterdam. 

        
    You can't not take photos of the beautiful canals they have there. Although I prefer summer photos when the sun is out and everything is lush..there is something beautiful about canals no matter what the season.

      
        Tulip bulbs for sale. You will find these all over the place when walking around.

    
    Here is a fun way of exploring Amsterdam! there are all sorts of boat tours you can go on and it's a must for any visitor! We had a great time walking around and stopped off at an American/British expat store. This is where you can walk in,grab a bag of chocolate chips and plunk down 9 euros or close to 12 american dollars for the package!!!! I went ahead and left those there for someone else to enjoy. I have a hard time parting with that kind of money for chocolate chips. Still if you are missing home it's a good place to visit. Head on over to Unknown Mami to see what everyone else is up to this weekend! 



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14 comments:

Keetha Broyles said...

Wow, looks like the public can get awfully close to the palace!

I watched an International House Hunters show where the couple bought a house boat on one of those canals as their primary residence. The ceilings were so low they couldn't even stand up!!! Being claustrophobic, that would NOT be for me.

Sonya said...

The Queen doesn't reside there so it makes getting close really easy :)

The houseboats,although neat to look at,is not something I would want to live in either! I need space and high ceilings!

Tara R. said...

The buildings along the canal are enchanting. Wonderful architecture.

Laurie Matherne said...

I have some friends who recently moved to Holland. Thanks for the virtual tour. They have been under weather with a touch of flu since they arrived, so they have not sent many photos or updates. Thanks for sharing.

Vidya Sury said...

So impressive! I've heard Amsterdam is so picturesque and am glad to see these photos. The tulip bulbs are enchanting!

a happy little life said...

wonderful to revisit amsterdam through your eyes! we talk often of our time there still. had a good laugh just this weekend about an incident in vondel park.
hope you are doing super!
xo tracie

Wayne W Smith said...

What a great tour of Amsterdam. Looks like you had a great time.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Wow, that canal photo is particularly stunning. Thanks for a wonderful mini-vacation. I loved the pictures and dream of visiting Amsterdam some day.
xoRobyn

Unknown Mami said...

I'm finding that Floating Dutchman quite amusing. What I'm most jealous of is that you got to sleep in. Sleep glorious sleep. As always, I love your photos.

ceodraiocht said...

Love your canal shot. I would have a difficult time dredging up the control needed to not come home with too many tulip bulbs.

I also saw the same International House Hunters show as Keetha.

Molly said...

I am looking forward to finally get to Amsterdam one day... it is just on our door step here in the UK and so is very remiss of me to have never been

Mollyxxx

Formerly known as Frau said...

Awesome pictures...I really loved visiting Amsterdam. Crazy amount for chocolate chips!

May said...

Hello...:-)
In a months time we are headed to your part of the world and all the time I keep dreaming about the fairytale pictures of the windmills and dutch houses you have posted..:D
I was beginning to worry about you missing in action and wondering whether all was well.
Hugs,
May.

Sonya said...

Hi May!! Im doing ok..just those ups and downs we face as an expat. I am so ready for winter to be over..

I know you will love it over this way and look forward to seeing your photos!