Amsterdam in pictures: photos shot by our freelance photographers.

 

Amsterdam Pictures

 

Below are photos taken by our photographers in Amsterdam and 

a few we have found elsewhere that we thought you might like.

 

 

Amsterdam Canal with Dutch bike

 The best way to get about Amsterdam is the old reliable push bike.

 

 

De Waag  Nieuwmarkt Amsterdam

De Waag in the centre of Nieuwmarkt, A great looking building currently housing De Waag restaurant  and several societies on the upper floors.

 

 

 

Chinese New year Nieuwmarkt Amsterdam

The "big bang", Chinese New Year Celebrations get off with a bang as the Chineses dragons look on.

Every single Chineses business is visited on the day and is blessed for the coming year.

 

 

 

Chinese Dragon - Chinese New Year - Nieuwmarkt - Amsterdam

After the Big Bang, they move on to the next lucky Chinese establishment.

 

 

 

Dancing Chinese Dragon Amsterdam - Chinese New Year

The Dragon works its magic

 

 

 

The last Queens Day in Amsterdam

April 30th every year is "queens day"  official birthday of the Queen of Netherlands.

It's a national holiday, and the whole of Amsterdam and the entire country turns orange.

Over one million people turn out  in Amsterdam to have a party.

 

 

 

 

" take my photo".  It's Queens day, Hip, Hip Hooray.  A lovely sunny day in Amsterdam.

 

 

 

Queensday - Boats everywhere

And we all stand together.  This is a canal full of boats. Queens Day madness comes but once a year.

 

 

 

Skateboard Park Amsterdam

Skateboarder in mid air flight action, close to Vondel Park.

 

 

 

Heineken Tiny Boat - Geldersekade Canal Amsterdam

                   Boats here come in all shapes and sizes

 

 

 

 

A slice of cake boat - Amsterdam Nieuwmarkt

This boat shaped like a piece of cake  is advertising  the local bread shop  "Brood."

 

 

 

Space age boat Amsterdam Nieuwmarkt

This amazing looking boat looks home made. It's fitted with a very fast engine and sort of glides over the water.

 

 

 

Bakfiets Cargo Bike Amsterdam- Damstraat

Moving house Amsterdam style,  many people use the Bakfiets bike to move house.  

You see people all the time with huge amounts of stuff piled on.

 

 

 

Canal houseboats in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Houseboats are a real popular way to live

 

 

 

 

A damp dark street in Amsterdam

Street at the bottom of the Geldersekade is close to the central station

 

 

 

Recht Boomssloot canal in Amsterdam

Rechtboomsloot. , Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam by night.  This makes for a beautiful sight at night.

 

 

 

 

Little orange car on Queensday

Even the cars turn orange on Queens's day

 

 

 

The Amsterdam Bulldog neon sign reflected in the water

Reflection of the "Bulldog" coffeeshop neon sign in the puddle of  water.

 

 

 

November- Amsterdam- Here comes the snow

                        November 2010,  here comes the snow.

 

 

 

 

A white, snow covered Amsterdam

A white, snow covered Amsterdam, and it's not even winter yet.

 

 

 

 

The Swans on the Gedersekade were trapped by ice

The Swans on the Gedersekade were trapped by ice but managed to break on through to the other side.

  

A few feathered friends look on as the snow falls on Geldersekade in Amsterdam

Snow is falling all around us. A few feathered friends look on as the snow falls

 

 Front of the Amsterdam Apple Store,  the day we said goodbye to Steve Jobs.

     Front of the Amsterdam Apple Store,  the day we said goodbye to Steve

 

 

                                                                                                         

Annual funfair on Nieuwmarkt Square in Amsterdam for Queensday.

                Preparation for Queensday on Nieuwmarkt Square

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos

Peri Carila 

Chanwit Mueanprasert

Chandra Gupta