Thursday, 8 December 2016

Built on piles. Can you see it?

My husband had to go to Amsterdam for his work as engineer. It's almost impossible to park your car. So he arrived half an hour late on the place of destination: an ancient canal house. You can see the building on the first picture. The other photos he makes around there. All in the center of Amsterdam
 
Voor zijn werk moest mijn man dinsdag naar Amsterdam. Een eind rijden, moeilijk te parkeren daar. En ik kan fijn meegenieten door middel van alle foto's die hij appte. Speciaal voor mijn blog :-) Hij was in een mooi, oud grachtenpand. De andere foto's maakte hij ook daar in de buurt. Echt in het hartje van Amsterdam volgens mij.
 


 

My husband sent me also pics of one of Amsterdam's oldest hotels, located directly at the Amstel River: Amstel Hotel. It is built in the French renaissance style of the 16th and 17th century. Do you know the entire city of Amsterdam was built on piles? "This means that if you stay at one of the many Amsterdam hotels, you are actually staying on stilts." (source: The Blonde Gypsy)


Amstel Hotel
O en mijn man stuurde me ook nog foto's van het mooie Amstel Hotel. Ik schaam me want toen ik de foto's zag wist ik echt niet wat voor gebouw het was. Later vertelde hij het me. En via het internet heb ik ontdekt hoe bijzonder dit hotel is. Sorry ...

 

I also get pictures of an ancient pulley, in the attic of the canal house.
See you later!

19 comments:

  1. Amsterdam heeft veel fotogenieke plekjes Jedidja, foto 3 laat dat extra mooi zien.

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  2. Amsterdam is a beautiful place. Interesting information!

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  3. A beautiful glimpse of the city and architecture of times gone by.

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  4. Mooi kijkje van een stukje Amsterdam.

    Groettie van Patricia.

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  5. Enjoyed this post about Amsterdam and its buildings. Great photos. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  6. Such interesting information about Amsterdam. The architecture is so unique and attractive. Nice photos and post Jedidja.
    Enjoy the day!

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  7. I enjoyed your post and the pictures about Amsterdam.
    Thank you for visiting our blog and for your kind comment on my post on Amsterdam :-)

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  8. Jedidja, I would love to see Amsterdam in person. Thank you so much for sharing your photos! Best regards from Seattle and have a great weekend!

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  9. Very nice to see all the pictures of Amsterdam, a place I would love to visit.

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  10. Beautiful pictures and great information.

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  11. Ha Jedidja mooie serie van uit Amsterdam, momenteel is er 'n serie over het Amstelhotel op T.V. Leuk om te kijken.
    Groetjes kees.

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  12. This was so interesting. Beautiful city. I have enjoyed reading books that were set in Holland, especially "Hiding Place" the story of Corrie ten Boom.

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  13. Lovely photos. We have had some wonderful holidays in Amsterdam.

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  14. Most interesting. The architecture there is really beautiful.
    Have a blessed new week!

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  15. Beautiful structures and informative tour. I wonder how the piles keep from deteriorating over the years, assuming they are made of wood.

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    1. I think they need not to be renewed. There is used high-quality wood. As long as they are under water, the wood remains intact. But ... I shall ask it my hybby :-)

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  16. Lovely architecture here and the weather looks nice and bright in these photos too! Amsterdam has always been somewhere I've wanted to go. - Tasha

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  17. How very interesting! A little scary to me...this building on 'stilts'! I'm sure it has to be safe, though!

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