Photos: Netherlands 2013

Clogs. Bicycles. Cheese. The Red Light District.

All of the above would fit in a schema for the Netherlands, particularly its capital of Amsterdam.

Though the city is known for its risque government-regulated industries, it’s also home to some of the world’s best museums and waterways.

Below are some of the artsy photos I took. The next blog entry will include images from Ireland and Great Britain.

Two things that perfectly depict Holland -- bicycles and windmills -- in the small town of Edam. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

Two things that perfectly depict Holland — bicycles and windmills — in the small town of Edam. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

Clogs hang from the ceiling of a cheese and clog farm. The footwear is often used for gardening. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

Clogs hang from the ceiling of a cheese and clog farm in Edam. The footwear is often used for gardening. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

 

The i amsterdam sign stands in the middle of the Museumplein square. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

The i amsterdam sign that stands in the middle of the Museumplein square provides a perfect photo opportunity for tourists. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

Aside from bicycles the go-to mode of transportation is boat via the city's many canals. Boathouses go for more than 1 million Euro. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

Aside from bicycles the go-to mode of transportation is boat via the city’s many canals. Boathouses go for more than 1 million Euro. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

 

A very meta photo of a photo of a canal. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

A very meta photo of a photo of a canal. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

It took more than a decade to renovate the Rijksmuseum -- one of Amsterdam's museums -- featuring artwork from Dutch painters. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

It took more than a decade to renovate the Rijksmuseum — one of Amsterdam’s museums — that features artwork from Dutch painters. // Photo by Christina De Nicola

 

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