The Netherlands (Amsterdam, Haarlem, Zaanse Schans). May 2018. (9 photos)
This is Part 1 of my Netherlands 2018 photo series, and also Part 4 of my Europe 2018 photo series.
After a few days in Prague I caught a plane for Amsterdam, a 95 minute flight. I spent the long weekend there arriving on a Friday. I spent Saturday wandering Amsterdam. On Sunday I caught the train to Haarlem and on the public holiday Monday I caught the train out to Zaanse Schans.
Here are some photos from my time in the Netherlands. It’s all Dutch to me.
A friend of mine sent me a message to be careful about falling into a canal. I replied I was more scared about being run down by a bicycle. My concern was not unfounded. There are so many of them and they seem to stop for no-one; pedestrian or car.
I heard varying estimates about the number of bicycles in Amsterdam. They ranged from 850,000 to over 1 million.
Catching a train is simple in The Netherlands, so day trips were easy.
Molen De Adriaan, Haarlem
Het Jonge Schaap
And I also enjoyed just wandering around Amsterdam at all hours.