Tourist brochures tend to show Amsterdam with deep blue skies and bathing in sunlight. The reality is often quite different — particularly in a month like November.
The Seabourn Sojourn passes the former Shell HQ tower at Amsterdam harbor on its way to the Passenger Terminal Amsterdam at the IJ — Amsterdam’s waterfront.
Amsterdam welcome some 130 cruise ships a year. Some stay for a day or two, while others are in port for just a few hours.
Ice skaters enjoying the late afternoon sun on Prinsengracht.
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.