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 Post subject: trip to amsterdam
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:44 pm 
Hi all
off to Amsterdam next week for a few days, first time.

Anyone been got any views on areas to get a good pic or two ?
Cheers
Hairy
p.s. No smut pls :oops: besides, it's not allowed I'm told ... :lol:


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Hi hairyfrog,

Maybe Bjorn van Sinttruije can offer some suggestions as he is based in the Netherlands?

Bob.

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 Post subject: Re: trip to amsterdam
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 10:37 pm 
hairyfrog wrote:
Hi all
off to Amsterdam next week for a few days, first time.

Anyone been got any views on areas to get a good pic or two ?
Cheers
Hairy
p.s. No smut pls :oops: besides, it's not allowed I'm told ... :lol:


And I was about to suggest.....


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 Post subject: Re: trip to amsterdam
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hairyfrog wrote:
Hi all
off to Amsterdam next week for a few days, first time.

Anyone been got any views on areas to get a good pic or two ?
Cheers
Hairy
p.s. No smut pls :oops: besides, it's not allowed I'm told ... :lol:


And I was about to suggest.....


Haha! You beat me to it.

Nothing I could suggest will help, sadly. I have been there 3 times though. Don't go out at night, lol

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My collection from Amsterdam, last time I visited, is here:
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=amsterd ... 2116%40N00
All shot around a few minutes of walk around the Bijenkorf mall (where you can park)
I was not very pleased about how Amsterdam has changed in the last years. I nowadays prefer Alkmaar, a little north. See my collection there:
http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=3891211 ... aar&m=text
Much more tidy and calm there. Highly recommended!

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 Post subject: Amsterdam
PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:36 pm 
Thanks all for comments (nice shots Thomas).
I think I'll take the Ixus and leave the precious 40D at home - weather is looking nasty and I'm not sure that I want to be that conspicuous ...
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Bob Andersson wrote:
Hi hairyfrog,

Maybe Bjorn van Sinttruije can offer some suggestions as he is based in the Netherlands?

Bob.


Yes, I live in Holland, but I have never been in Amsterdam. I've heard a lot about it, of course, but I can't give you any tips where you should go. I think just about any tourist visits the Red Light District (or 'De wallen' in Dutch), but this may not be your kind of thing. I've heard that many tourist just walk there and 'enjoy the architecture'.

I looked up a travelling guide, to give you some suggestions:
- You might want to visit the zoo (Artis), I did that a long, long time ago, so I don't remember it (I was probably 4 years old, I guess).
- The 'Scheepvaartmuseum' (Nautical museum) has some impressive ships.
- I believe NEMO is close to the Nautical museum, it's a science centre, with all kinds of funny experiments, mainly for children.
- You should probably skip the house of Anne Frank (WW2 victim), because there are too many tourists.
- The VVV is the place for tourists, tours, maps, everything you'll need is available there.
- The travelling guide recommends the 'Bloemenmarkt' (Flower Market), it's opened every day (ask the VVV for the location).

That's pretty much all I can tell, because I haven't been in A'dam myself. I hope you'll still read this. If so: have a nice holiday!

Groeten uit Nederland (Greetings from the Netherlands),
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:00 pm 
Thanks Bjorn. Unfortunately I didn't see this before I went but nevertheless I had a great time in Amsterdam. It's a fun city and the Dutch people are extremely friendly and welcoming.

I took a few snaps that can be seen here
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hairyfrog/

I'm very pleased with how the 40D performed but my performance left a bit to be desired :) I'm still not properly back in SLR mindset (too used to my Ixus) so e.g. forgot that I could up the ISO when light was bad and selected the wrong settings for other stuff a few times.

But hey, all part of the fun :)
Feel free to comment on my early 40D efforts...
Regards.


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To bad you didn't read my post before your trip. Luckily you had a good time.
I looked at your pictures, they're good. Especially the last on of the duck, nice.

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