Tuesday, July 01, 2008

A Walk In Amsterdam

I went for a very long walk... Here's an itinerary to follow if you want to see some landmarks, beautiful buildings and fabulous stores. From the Dam, take any street towards the West, and pass three canals until you reach Prinsengracht. On Prinsengracht, stop at Anne Frank's house - get ready to wait in line for a very long time. Keep on walking down that street, where you'll also see a lovely statue of Anne Frank; from there you may pop into the Jordaan and back, as I did. Back on Prinsengracht, make a left on Ruunstraat, an exquisite street with great stores, then keep on going in that direction towards the Center. By the Singel Canal, you'll run into the spectacular Bloemenmarkt, where bulbs for all kinds of flowers are sold. At the end of the Bloemenmarkt, cross the Amstel Canal and take the Kloveniersburgwal, which leads you to an intersection with another must-see street, Staalstraat.

I read Anne Frank's unforgettable Diary while riding the Trans-Siberian through the birches of Russia, as a child... What's your memory of that extraordinary book?

Tomorrow, check in for my Amsterdam shopping guide!

20 comments:

chloe van paris said...

J'adore le tag jaune.

yasu said...

oh great!thanks for the tip. i loved walking around amsterdam. i want to visit there soon..

Anonymous said...

it's been a long time since i was in amsterdam...but i would love to go again soon. and it seems that the weather has been quite agreeable.
nancy

Esti said...

Si pudiera acompañarte, aunque sólo fuera un poquito... :)

Laura Neulat said...

I have plans to go to Amsterdam en of July and will make sure to follow this itinerary!

Quallaline said...

j’ai réexploré ton blog et je suis émerveillée de tes dispositions décalées…magnifique et très ludique, dommage que je ne puisse pas tout lire mais tes rubriques sont très nombreuses - normal pour une fille aussi cultivée et intelligente. De plus, à CANNEs tu es ravissante !! et pourrais concurrencer quelques vedettes internationales : Quel chic dans la simplicité !!!!

Alya said...

i would love to visit Amsterdam..

Mary-Laure said...

NANCY - yep, the weather has been amazing, super sunny!

ETSI - pero me estas acompañado via el blog...

QUALLALINE - tes compliments me font rougir, surtout venant d'une vraie artiste comme toi! Un grand merci.

Kim said...

what i remember from Ann Frank's diary: ann ripping pictures of film stars from magazines and taping them to the walls of the annex. when I visited the house in amsterdam, they were still there, preserved under plexiglass. it was so eerie and haunting.
kim

thesil said...

Can´t wait to read your shopping guide!

Kwana said...

Thanks so much for this. Oh how I wish I was there. I love taking a walk with you.

design for mankind. said...

Oh i can't wait for the shopping guide! I so long to visit Amsterdam. :)

Did you get any new hats? :)

in the life said...

love the photos, you're such a great photographer

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pierre said...

jolies photos!

jo said...

lovely!!

enc said...

These images make me want to go to Amsterdam. I'd love to visit Anne Frank's house.

Mary-Laure said...

DESIGN FOR MANKIND - not a hat exactly, but I did get something that goes on my head...

KIM - thanks for sharing your memory... The wait to get into the House was too long this week but when there are fewer tourists this fall/winter, I'd love to go. It must be a very moving tour indeed.

tangobaby said...

Oh, I love all of these posts about Amsterdam. I have not been there in so long, so it seems I am much overdue for a visit.

Thank you for these wonderful photos and ideas!

Laura Neulat said...

Thank you for the useful information!