18.4.13

Netherlands: Postcard From Holland

The Netherlands, March 2012

I was in Amsterdam to help my sister pack up her stuff before moving back home to Indonesia for good. After all the packing thingy has done, I still had couple days to visit places like Volendam and Keukenhoff or just wander around Amsie (that's how I call Amsterdam :p). Last time I went to Amsie was in early 2000 and after more than 10 years, I didn't see any significant changes in the city. Of course there are some new buildings but I love the way they restore those beautiful old buildings.

Here's a bunch of my favourite pictures of Holland.....I hope you like them :)

Welcome to Amsterdam

Smits Koffiehuis, Amsterdam Central

Volendam

A fishing village called Volendam is a popular tourist attraction in the Netherlands, well known for its old fishing boats and the traditional clothing still worn by some residents.There are many cafes and souvenir shops along the main street. I sat in one of the cafes and sampling their speciality which are assorted delicious seafood while watching the fisherman's activities also the boats come and go through beautiful harbour. People around me were chatting, singing and laughing. Everyone was in a good mood enjoying the sun and sea breeze.


pretty bells


traditional Dutch costume photo studio

fishing village of Volendam

St. Vincent's Church in Volendam

Volendam Harbour

let's ride a bicycle

Central Hoorn

Sunset in Hoorn



Which one is your favourite ?

36 comments:

  1. Tuh kaaaan... Dasar kau virus *joget2keongracun* Suka foto yg dijembatan itu deb. Your post always stunning

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    1. Sama aku juga suka foto itu. Lightnya lagi bagus jadi ga usah di edit lagi #luckyshot. Btw ajarin joget keong racun donk :p

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  2. Aku suka banget ama foto yang pertama, sungai dan deretan sepeda nya. Ini negara yaaa kecil dan sampai sekarang masyarakat ya banyak yg bersepeda tp bisa menjajah kita 350 th #hadehhhhhh

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    1. Thank you :) Berarti apakah negara kita memang begitu pasrah dijajah? :(

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  3. Garis yang ada di 2 foto terakhir itu meteor bukan?

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    1. Bukan, itu asap putih dari pesawat2 yang lintas negara. Di Eropa tiap hari keliatan garis kayak gitu di langit :)

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  4. somehow Holland is never become my fave country but your post is absolutely beautiful :-)

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  5. Lovely, lovely, lovely! My favourite postcard is the one with Smits Koffiehuis in :). I have such great memories from Amsterdam. Flying there in August and hope to explore the rest of Holland as well with my friend :)

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    1. Thanks Agness. I'm looking forward to read your story about Holland :)

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  6. AMAZING PICS! wow, i envy your capability in taking pictures, deb!

    i love the Smits Koffiehuis. amazing, amazing, amazing :D

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    1. Thanks so much, Roy. Little secret ya....I actually just use the auto mode on my pocket camera, then snap snap snap. I'm just too lazy to use those photography theory about ISO, shutter speed and else, hihihi :p

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  7. Lovely as always! Ngiler nih Deb, ajarin caranya foto doonkkk..Foto2 lu selalu bikin gw meleleh! :D
    And I love Holland, it feels a little bit like Indo, with all the Indonesian food haha

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    1. Thanks yaaaa. Aku juga ga ngerti teori photography lho, Gy. Pake auto aja trus jepret jepret gitu. Lucky shots kali ya, hihihihi

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  8. ehh ternyata aku sama kayak yg lainn, jatuh cinta begitu liat foto Smits Koffiehuis, Amsterdam Central, aaaaaaa kebawa mimpi deh nii :)

    Sempat foto pake baju tradisional belanda dong di volendam ?

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    1. Emang photogenic itu bangunannya :)
      Aku kemaren ga foto di volendam, karena pas taon 2000 udah pernah foto satu keluarga pake baju tradisional Belanda, hihihi

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  9. What a beautiful set of piccies, the second is my favourite.

    I really enjoyed this as I love Amsterdam and felt like I was right back there.xxxxx

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    1. Thank you, it's a beautiful building indeed. xxxxx

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  10. Nice postcard! Not sure if we're going to go to Holland or not when we go to Europe, but these pics certainly tip the balance in favour of Holland. :)

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    1. Thanks Adam !I have a soft spot for European countries and I really want to explore them all. I'm excited to hear about your trip to Europe :D

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  11. Love tha picture of Smits Koffiehuis, Amsterdam Central & Central Hoorn.
    Suka sama cahaya matahari yang jatuh ke dinding bangunan tuanya
    As usually, mesti membiasakan tukang fotonya gak kliatan blass di foto2nya :(

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    1. Thanks ya Mia. Tukang fotonya ga berani nampang, ntar dibilang narsis, hihihi :p

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  12. kapan ya aku diajak kesini :D

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  13. love these photos in this post *.*

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  14. Suka foto yg caption nya Volendam.. Terlihat damai sekali..

    Salam kenal yah ^^, Kunjungan pertama nih.

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    1. Salam kenal juga yach. Thanks udah mampir ke sini :D

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  15. Bagus bagus fotonya.. Jd sedih lht foto2ku di spot yg sama tp beda hasilnya. Yang pertama itu super deh!

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    1. Thank youuu ya :)
      Honestly aku ga gitu ngerti tehnik foto. Hampir semua foto2 disini pake mode auto aja di poket camera. Baru aja beli DSLR tapi malah ga ngerti pakenya, hahaha

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    2. Owwwya? Poket kamera aja? Merk apa kl blh tahu? Thanks in advance.

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    3. Canon G11 dari taon awal 2010 sampai sekarang masih aku bawa kemana2. Terlanjur soulmate soalnya :p

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  16. Debb, fotonya bagus-bagus. Jadi ingin jalan-jalan ke Netherlands!

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    1. Thank you :) Kalo ke Netherlands pas spring aja bisa sekalian liat tulip di Keukenhof

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  17. duuhh baca posting ini bikin pengen banget ke Holland..mudah2an suatu saat nanti bisa ke sana..nice post mba Deb :D

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    1. Aminn....aku doain kesampaian ke Holland ya :)

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