Viking Cruises, Photo of the Day #21

We landed after about 15 hours of flight and layovers, excited beyond all means, especially since I had never been to Amsterdam. We were given time to store our luggage, but I wanted to see the city. Obviously one cannot even begin to observe a metropolitan area in 6 to 8 hours, but we gave it an effort. Viking River Cruises had a walking tour that was good and gave us a brief picture of the magnificent municipality. Everyone has heard I’m sure of the canals and their popular mode of transportation, bicycles. I think I was able to capture both in a couple of photos.

 

Amsterdam Canal

 

I feel the photo above captures what I have always thought of when someone mentions Amsterdam. It is amazing how the residents can take advantage of every free square inch of space along the canals. It’s a mixture of small of cars, bicycles and motorbikes all parked and intertwined among each other, leaving no area without some type of vehicle slotted in the gap between trees. I was totally in awe of their ability to make use of every space available. Even the boats were lined up and water traffic could flow in both directions without obstructing the canal. It was a beautiful sight for this old man’s eyes!

 

 

Amsterdam Canal with Mopeds, Bicycles and Cars

 

I can’t wait to return and spend quality time in this gorgeous metropolis. Regardless of your favorite travel spots, Amsterdam is a place I feel I could return to again and again! Next time I definitely will spend a couple of weeks or maybe even a month or more. I want to experience it like a local!

 

 

 

***Portions of our cruise were sponsored by Viking River Cruises. All opinions, as always, are those of my own. 

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21 responses to “Viking Cruises, Photo of the Day #21”

  1. Jen Mendoza says:

    Your pictures look phenomenal, it really makes me want to book the earliest flight to Amsterdam. I wonder how it feels like to live in a place like that, like waking up to a real-life postcard every day!

    • NOMADICTEXAN says:

      Jen,
      It’s a gorgeous area, o green. I loved it and could definitely live there, if I spoke Dutch!
      Mike

  2. odimdavid says:

    From your pictures, I think this city is well organized. I would surely want to visit Amsterdam myself. Are the canals fed by a river or come from the sea water?

  3. AlejaLotus says:

    Amsterdam is such a civilized place, their transportation methods are great and so ecological, they somehow make it efficient and also charming with a vintage aura. Also the pics are really good, they capture the right vibe.

  4. Sidney M says:

    Amsterdam looks very beautiful, so clean and organized. That channel in your review sounds nostalgic and kinda made me wish to visit.

    • NOMADICTEXAN says:

      Sydney,
      I’ve wanted to visit Amsterdam for most of my life. It was a dream come true, except we weren’t there long enough. I think one needs at least a week to see it properly. Hopefully every post I write makes you want to travel young lady #safetravels
      Mike

  5. Mickey says:

    Amsterdam canal is very popular I always saw it in movies and in photos of travelers. I wanted to visit the place and have my photo taken as well.

    • NOMADICTEXAN says:

      Mickey,
      There are so many canals I Amsterdam that it boggles your mind. Hopefully you will get to visit soon!

  6. Lizbeth says:

    I love places that use bikes as their means of transportation. Amsterdam is a dream. I would love to be able go there someday.

    • NOMADICTEXAN says:

      Lizbeth,
      There are so many bicycles in Amsterdam people have to get creative in ways to store them when not in use. I used to ride all the time on my Bianchi. Great bike and my middle son has it now as my knees don’t like me riding bicycles anymore. Sigh. Keep a positive outlook and you will get to Amsterdam one day!
      Mike

  7. Melody Walters says:

    Your photos are really amazing. Amsterdam is a place I have always wanted to visit and your post only has made me more excited about it! I really hope I’ll be there someday soon too!

    • NOMADICTEXAN says:

      Melody,
      Thank you kindly for your nice thoughts. I sincerely hope you make it to Amsterdam soon!
      Mike

  8. Goddy says:

    This is really a photo of the day for me because it being one I saw a really awesome photo like this,will visit this canal anytime I’m in Amsterdam. Will get enough photos of it.

  9. Scott Summers says:

    I can only see these places in movie so thanks for showing it here. I can visit it soon hopefully.

  10. shaira says:

    Amsterdam looks really great. I would love to see it for myself soon!

  11. Angelo says:

    Wow, I always see this place just in pictures. I hope I can also go there someday.

  12. Kei says:

    Amsterdam is really a place that you will return in again and again. It’s like the place is wonderful.

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