A short post today, with just a few images of Amsterdam in December.
The shops are brimming with Christmassy cheer…
… baubles, toys and fancy bags. And colours. Bright, warm colours inviting you in from the cold.
Loved this vintage spinning top
I like Amsterdam in winter. Bikes are out in all kinds of weather, of course…
The Canals of Amsterdam in December
…however, my favourite feature is the city’s waterways. On a cold winter night, the canals exude a kind of magic, the romance of times gone by. I can stand here for ages, imagine I’ve time-travelled to a different era. In my mind’s eye, I see people dressed in old-fashioned winter clothes. Some bike across the bridges. Others lean on the railings (like I’m doing), chatting, flirting, laughing…
Ominously, near Westerkerk, two young girls, hidden from the world peek carefully through a chink in the curtains at the dark water flowing past…
The Seventeenth-Century Canal Ring Area of Amsterdam inside the Singelgracht is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Here are more UNESCO World Heritage sites around the world.
How beautiful! I’d love to visit Amsterdam one day. Do you think Queen Maxima will have tea with me? 🙂
Surely she will. Fellow Argentine and all 🙂
It is indeed a picturesque city.
Just love your new header for the site, Sophie! =) Amsterdam is so beautiful any time of year
Thanks, love the header, too 🙂
Love the photos. We were in Amsterdam last month, and it was cold then. Love the Christmas feel, though. Nice shots!
Amsterdam is Nice in all kinds of weather.
Wow looks so good! I am hoping to spend the winter months in Europe next year!
Europe is very nice in winter. And much less crowded.
Without a doubt, Amsterdam looks so amazing! I was there 4 months ago, but it does look more beautiful in winter! Wish you a Merry Christmas!
Thanks – and a happy new year to you 🙂
Well that’s timely – I will be there next week! Looking forward to getting out and about with my camera – love your shots!
Look forward to seeing your photos, Natasha.
I visited Amsterdam in December too and loved it there that time of year! Thanks for bringiing back the great memories
Glad to hear it 🙂
Never been to Amsterdam in the snow, but I can imagine what it must be like when all the Christmas lights are reflected in the canals. Beautiful.
Absolutely worth a visit in winter – and just a quick hop from Denmark 🙂
Shame you didn’t have snow, it looks magical all in white 🙂
There was snow briefly (very pretty), then it all vanished by the time I took the camera out.
Beautiful photos of a beautiful city. Thank you, Sophie! Amsterdam is one of our favorite destinations and it’s surprising how enjoyable it is even in the dead of winter. Can’t wait to get back there. I think we may be going for a day trip in the coming weeks 😉
Amsterdam is quite compact (feels compact, at least), so you can see and do quite a bit even in just one day.
I love this city and you’ve captured its magic in these photos. Happy New Year and Happy Travels in 2014, Sophie!
And to you, Jackie 🙂
Love the photographs. We were in Amsterdam last month, and it was cold then, at that point. However, love the Christmas feel. Pleasant shots!