'In Almere is alles nieuw; daar is geen replica uit de Gouden Eeuw te vinden. Het heeft zijn korte geschiedenis, die meer is dan charme, en wie er goed kijkt zal het geen moeite kosten te zien dat de nieuwe stad en het nieuwe land ook mooi zijn, weergaloos.'

'Everything in Almere is new; there are no replica's from the Golden Age to be found here. It has a short history which is more than charm , and for those who observe carefully it will not be difficult to see that the new town and new land have an unparalleled beauty of their own.'

From: De ontdekking van Almere, H.J.A. Hofland

dinsdag 11 oktober 2011


Today I was in Amsterdam to do some things and passed by

In de Waag (In the Weigh House) on the Nieuwmarkt (Newmarket), built in 1488. 

Originally the building was a town gate, called The Sint Antoniuspoort. It has had many, many destinations, now it is a restaurant and is lit by 300 candles.

This statue (made by Piet Esser) is a hommage to Bredero, a famous Dutch playwright and poet in the period known as the Dutch Golden Age. He was born in 1585 in Amsterdam. 
This a scene from the play De Spaanschen Brabander.

And of course bicycles.......

and flowers

2 opmerkingen:

  1. Dat ziet er gezellig uit, blijft toch altijd leuk door Amsterdam wandelen. Groetjes, Marianne

  2. A delightful walk through a part of Amsterdam... I imagine the restaurant is a sight to see with its 300 candles.