An pictorial account of activities and thoughts of David Whitworth, a returned VSO volunteer.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
The Netherlands - Amsterdam
A day in the city. Trams galore, I have never seen so many on the move.
The railway station seems to be the centre of it all and one of Amsterdam's most impressive buildings.
As you fight your way through the crowds, you cannot help but notice that most of the buildings lining the streets are a bit out of kilter.
With the streets occupying less area than the water, or so it seems, and the 'ways' than man can walk being divided in to pavement, cycle, road and tram lines with no obvious barriers in between, you have to keep your wits about you all the time.
The Van Gogh museum on the left, the Rijksmuseum behind, niether of which we got to visit as the tickets were sold out for the next two days. Lord knows what the city is like in summer. Not a place for a claustrophobe, that's for sure.