Ice skaters enjoying the late afternoon sun on Prinsengracht.
The Old Church is located in an area of Amsterdam known as the Old Side. The New Church is located in the New Side area. But the New Side is actually older than the Old Side.
The tower of Amsterdam’s oldest church — the Old Church (Oude Kerk, in Dutch) — silhouetted in the late afternoon winter sky. Actually, the Old Church is the oldest building in Amsterdam. It was built in several phases between some time around 1300 and 1578. Every time there was enough money the church was expanded … Read moreAmsterdam Old Church at sunset
Wikipedia says: The Zuiderkerk was used for church services until 1929. During the final (1944-1945) winter of World War II, known as the hongerwinter (“winter of hunger”) in the Netherlands because food was so scarce, the church was in use as a temporary morgue because people were dying faster than they could be buried. The … Read moreAmsterdam: Zuiderkerk
Dark clouds over the St. Nicholaaskerk (St. Nicholas church) in Amsterdam. Saint Nicholas is Amsterdam’s official protection saint.
Amsterdam’s Royal Palace, facing Dam Square is far more impressive inside than outside.
The building was designed by Jacob van Campen in the 17th century. It is built on 13,659 wooden piles driven deep into the sandy, wet ground.