Monday, October 28, 2013

[Snapshots] Summer boating in Amsterdam

We're experiencing some very crazy winds here in Amsterdam, blowing up to 70 miles an hour and tress collapsing all around the centre. You know things are really getting stirred up when even Vondelpark is closed! Since the fire department has advised everyone to stay inside, I'm snuggled up with a cup of tea, sitting by the window watching as golden leaves get whipped off the branches and flipping through the hundreds of pictures just waiting to be edited. Mornings like this make autumn even more cosy and now is the perfect time to reflect on sunnier times this summer.

After finally going through a few more rounds of pictures from the dozens of boat rides we took this past summer it seemed time to share them, better late than never... My, how time flies!

Oh, nostalgia. Reflecting is also a reminder of how quickly time passes, especially the fun parts! Living the 'expat life' your paths constantly cross as chapters open and close so quickly. It's crazy to think Rachel and Christian are already on their way to wed in Mexico when seems like just yesterday we were all floating the canals with a glass of wine and the occasional kazoo in hand!

I've said it once and I'll say it again, there are so many great ways to explore Amsterdam, by foot, by bike and most distinctively, by boat! My Dutchman and I first bonded over boating and have enjoyed so many fun boat rides together in the last few years. From cruising the historic canals to floating down the Amstel River, through the countryside or heading to the IJmeer or taking the adventure out to Amsterdam's Nieuwemeer...

At this point, I'm not sure if I've seen more of the city by bicycle or from the water! Either way, exploring by boat is truly a unique way to view Amsterdam and there are so many hilarious memories that go along with enjoying life on the water.

Goodbye summer sun, hello golden autumn. Now I'm off to filter through the next hundred photos snapped during our more recent (windier) autumn boat rides. Tot ziens!


  1. Nice pics and awesome boat rides! :) Time flies, huh...

    1. Thanks Emma! Next time you guys visit Amsterdam we gotta take a boat ride! :)