Our last week in Amsterdam was packed full of exploration and sightseeing. Come see what we got up to!
Photo a day project: January 13th 2014. Something wooden. One of the most iconic symbols of The Netherlands, clogs have been used for more than just work shoes over the centuries. Take this lovely wedding tradition as an example. If a boy wanted to propose to a girl, he would hand-carve a pair of elaborate clogs and place them at her doorstep during the night. If when he returned the following morning the girl was wearing the clogs, it symbolised she had accepted.
Photo a day project: January 14th 2014. Amsterdam Centraal. Amsterdam's central train station not only acts as a terminus for Holland's domestic and international trains but also the metro, trams, buses and ferries. A true transport hub that shuffles over a quarter of a million people each day, including us.
Photo a day project: January 15th 2014. Cycle city. Renowned for being the most cycle-friendly country in the world, The Netherlands can also claim the highest percentage of bicycle ownership, an almost 1 to 1 ratio.
Photo a day project. January 16th 2014. Day pack. Sunglasses, camera, phone, lunch money, city map and an I amsterdam City Card. All set for a fun weekend of sightseeing!
Photo a day project. January 17th 2014. Thinking outside the cube. Checked-in to our fun room at Qbic Amsterdam! Every room is unique in design so you can have a different experience each time you stay. Right now we have a new friend who also likes to travel!
Photo a day project. January 18th 2014. Today was National Tulip Day, the official kick-off of the year's tulip season, when a 200,000 stem strong art garden transforms Dam Square, Amsterdam into a mass of colour in celebration of the Dutch icon. You can even pick your own bunch! Find out more about our experience here.
Photo a day project: January 19th 2014. Museum of Bags & Purses. This interesting niche museum in Amsterdam tells the story of (hand)bags from the 16th Century until present. Even if you're not a big accessorizer, you're sure to find something you like among the varied pieces. Check out these stunning 1920s celluloid purse frames with oriental and Egyptian motifs from France!
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