Ice skaters enjoying the late afternoon sun on Prinsengracht.
In the distance is the Westertoren
— the most sung-about church tower in the Netherlands. In the diary of her life during the Second World War, Anne Frank wrote that she could hear the bells of the Westerkerk.
where she and her family hid during the occupation is just a stone’s throw away from the Westerkerk.
It’s been freezing in Amsterdam — a lot. We haven’t seen this kind of weather in years. It’s been nearly a decade since people were able to skate the canals.
This is a view of Prinsengracht.