the stroll, part two…
Posted in amsterdam, mini trips, pia's photos April 9th, 2008 by piablog

here is the second series from the delightfully sunny sunday i spent wandering the streets of amsterdam. i have loved reading your comments in part one, and i think you should all come and visit amsterdam again and again, it truly is a beautiful city! perhaps the following photos will help convince you to pack your bags (oh and it is queens day here soon, i hear it is quite spectacular, i am looking forward to it!)

the soundtrack for this post is right here. just click on this link which will open the song in a new window and then come back to scroll through the photos. enjoy…


















i took alot of photos. that’s how excited i was to be out in the sunshine. i probably took enough photos for a ten part series. but i shall not do that to you! these are just little snippets. the song is by peter bjorn and john, thank you boys.

let me know if you would like the names or streets from any of the above and below images, i’d be happy to share with you my favourite amsterdam wanders. and i’ve saved my favourite photo for last, now this is the life…


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  1. vic says

    Pia, these are so lovely and certainly do make me want to pack my bags and hop over the channel. I was there at about this time last year and had the best time. Maybe it IS time for another visit? x

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  2. heidi says

    ahh, to capture such beauty! lovely! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. corine says

    I want, I NEED to come visit amsterdam again. What fabulous, tantalizing photographs!

    My last visit was twenty years ago when I survived having my rental car rammed into by a trolley. No hard feelings, though.

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  4. olga says

    I would love to hear your advice on where to go for walks in Amsterdam! we are going to be there in october! I’ve been before, but only had a couple of days and sure haven’t seen enough… It’s probably my favourite place in europe and I absolutely can’t wait to come back!!

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  5. momo says

    Those photo makes me want to fly right now!
    So beautiful.

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  6. yuly says

    Hi Pia. My name is yuly and I write you from Madrid. Is since short I follow your blog and to tell you the truth is really nice the way you do. Your pictures are really inspire. About the last post and your suggestion to ask you the name of street I want to ask you for the bookshop which appear in one of your pictures. I run a book distributor project and I’m always catching beautiful and specialized bookshops to find the right place for the books I represent and haven’t been yet in Amsterdam for this purpose but I must go soon or later to take a look to bookshops. Thank you to share your favourite places. Is so lovely and kind. Have a nice day.

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  7. Esti says

    Another incredible peek of Amsterdam’s heart. Thanks.

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  8. Alya says

    Wow, this is the first time I’ve visited your blog, and I must say that its a great first impression! Your photos are lovely and soo enojoyable to look at..

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  9. maggienikole says

    wow, it’s look perfectly amazing there.
    your images are lovely.

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  10. Design for Mankind says

    OH MY GOSH. Amsterdam, here I come. You’ve sold me, dear Pia! 🙂

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  11. Yoli says

    Pia do share the addresses!!! It is beautiful and dreamy. I wish I could live there. Thank you for making us feel we are right there along with you. I love your blog so much.

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  12. A-M says

    Truly beautiful, exquisite pictures. You have captured the Amsterdam I visited 18 years ago as a young uni graduate ready to take on the world. Thank you for sharing. Best Wishes from sunny Queensland, Australia!

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  13. lynne says

    Amsterdam is such a lovely city! My maternal grandmother was born there!

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  14. tyler says

    dreamy photos indeed! the steel gray/blue exteriors with the sprinkles of mustard tones are lovely. nice eye you have. just found your blog and its a wonderful escape from the midwest in the u.s. will visit again, thanks for sharing.

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  15. pia says

    fabulous, i’m so glad you have all fallen in love with amsterdam as I have! I expect to see you all here soon then.

    yuly, i think the name of the book shop is “&” – the ‘and’ symbol, and the name of the street it is on is called ‘staalstraat’. That’s as much info as I have right now but next time I walk past I will get a business card from them for you.Thank you for your lovely comment!

    Yoli and Olga, I think I will put a little post together next with the names of these streets, so stay tuned! I was going to caption the shots but it ruined ‘the flow’ of the pictures and music.


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  16. Jen says

    That was more than a blog post – it was an experience! Thanks. I linked to it on my blog!

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  17. sofia says

    uhhmmm!!! so perfect 🙂

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  18. Emma ::emmas designblogg:: says

    Thank you so much for doing this Pia! your pictures are excellent, I love getting to see Amsterdam through your eyes! And I’d love to go back there, and perhaps get to meet you as well… 🙂

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  19. irene says

    THANK YOU! You have no idea how happy these images make me…you show AMsterdam in the best way possible…and seeing these I’m so proud of my hometown. Next week I will be going home for one month and I’m so much looking forward celebrating Queensday (29-30April) here with my friends! Maybe I will see you too? irene xx

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  20. karline says

    That just confirms it for me. I am going this summer holliday. Lovely photos.

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  21. ana ventura says

    So nice this set of photos from Amsterdam. I’ve been there a few weeks ago 🙂 Thanks for share.
    Here are some of my photos:

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