Sunday, September 29, 2013

European Beauty - Amsterdam (Part 1)

Dear friends, we are enjoying the most amazing fall weather at the moment and it reminds me of our vacation in Europe. So I thought it was time to share some more photos.

We spent two days in Amsterdam, one of the most beautiful large European cities. And we were lucky in that the weather was gorgeous!
We went to visit one of our dearest friends who now lives in Amsterdam. Raina and I sat next to each other in statistics class in San Jose, CA, 24 ago, which really is ironic considering the non-statistic creative lives we both live today. She, Daniel and I quickly become great friends, a friendship that has lasted all this time... It was wonderful seeing her!
The other treat was that my cousin was able to take time off work and come with us. It's always wonderful being able to spend a little extra time together as my time in Europe is usually so packed and limited!
Now, just enjoy the photos from our first day in Amsterdam on a perfect summer's day!

We played tourist and went on one of the boat tours, which was fantastic! Amsterdam is crisscrossed by canals everywhere and taking a boat tour is one of the best ways to see much of the old and new buildings.

Above is the EYE Film Institute.  I love the architecture!

 And here the NEMO Science Center. Another great building.
Stay tuned to Part II.

Wishing you a gorgeous Sunday!! May it be relaxing and fun...



  1. Liebe Silke,

    ich freue mich auf die Fortsetzung.

    Sonnige Grüße

  2. Hallo Silke, deine Bilder bringen schöne Erinnerungen zurück. Ich liebe Holland und war auch schon einige Male in Amsterdam. Liebe Grüße, Inge

  3. Oh, how I love water!!! :-] What beautiful pictures, Silke!...I especially loved the wooden looking bicycles and the life-sized chess board! :-) How cool!!!...And YAY! FALL is almost here!! ^_^

  4. Thanks for sharing these happy & beautiful photos!! They bring back memories. I feel so lucky to have been to Amsterdam, such a special special place!!

  5. Liebe Silke,
    wie undervoll, alte Freunde wiederzusehen in einer so schönen Stadt. Tolle Impressionen. Für mich ist Amsterdam gar nicht so weit entfernt. Da muss ich wohl noch mal hin ♥
    LG Sabine

  6. I'd love to visit Amsterdam some day! Your photos are whetting my appetite!

  7. What a fabulous time you must have had! Amsterdam looks lovely and that boat ride... well, photo opportunity galore! What a brilliant idea to take the boat ride!:D
    Thanks for sharing your trip and looking forward to installation 2!!!
    Beth P

  8. This truly is great! And to think that Amsterdam is only a relatively short train (or plane) ride away from me, and I have a friend living there who has invited me many times, but I've not once yet made it...