a little bike ride through the jordaan…
Posted in amsterdam, pia's photos October 8th, 2009 by pia


Today I was riding through the jordaan area of amsterdam which is one of my favorite spots (but then I have many favorite spots in this beautiful city). And I thought of you. So I whipped out my little pocket camera, put the strap around my neck and snapped some photos while I was bicycling. Would you like to come for a bike ride with me? If so, scroll down to see what we see along the way…





I hope you enjoyed the ride! I am going to be traveling far (but not so far) and wide (nor that wide) this weekend, so I won’t be back in the (blog)house until Tuesday. I will try very hard to have a relaxing time over the next four days, and I hope to have some pretty photos for you upon my return. Thank you so very much for your company this week, I hope you’ve enjoyed all the posts. Bon weekend!


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  1. Paris Parfait says

    Thanks for the ride, Pia! Love this area and your photos are great! Enjoy your time away. xo

    October 8th, 2009 | #

  2. Tanja from Pretty Gingham says

    Oh, thank you, how kind! I like Amsterdam very very much, I’ve been there many times. Amsterdam is one of those cities where I really feel I could live in.

    October 8th, 2009 | #

  3. nath says

    oh this makes me long, looooong to go back to beautiful Amsterdam. i love the black and whiteness of these photographs. the city seems so cleanly graphic.

    October 8th, 2009 | #

  4. LeLo says

    Wow. Thanks for sharing this beautiful pictures.

    October 9th, 2009 | #

  5. laura says

    ahhhh, beautiful ride. thanks for the trip! and enjoy your traveling. be safe.

    October 9th, 2009 | #

  6. Steph says

    Ok, I confess…. Have been enjoying your posts for a while now without comment but can stand it no longer. From over here on the Northern Beaches in Sydney I get to sneak a wee peak at life over where you are. A magical little escape if even for a little while. Love, love, love your blog. Your a breathe of fresh air. Thanks for sharing.

    October 9th, 2009 | #

  7. papillon says

    I was in Amsterdm a few years back and I can’t wait to go back with your vision of jordaan, thank you for your post <3

    October 9th, 2009 | #

  8. beauty comma says

    amsterdam looks like a beautiful city – i really want to visit after seeing your lovely photos. have a great long weekend pia!

    October 9th, 2009 | #

  9. Ann Marie says

    i can see why this is a favorite spot! i love the streets and the buildings that line it. wishing i had such a romantic spot to ride my bike…someday!

    October 9th, 2009 | #

  10. C says

    Were you out and about pretty early in the day? This looks so tranquil, there’s a wonderfulness stillness like the city’s just coming awake. Beautiful.

    October 9th, 2009 | #

  11. missmilki says

    oh that’s lovely..and refreshing almost like have a little 2 minute city break!

    October 9th, 2009 | #

  12. Chloe says

    Lovely pictures! I hope to make it to Amsterdam someday as I have a friend that lives not too far from there ๐Ÿ™‚

    October 9th, 2009 | #

  13. nuria says

    Which camera did you use to take these wonderful pics?

    October 9th, 2009 | #

  14. Sarah says

    Fun bike ride! I have visited Roermond a number of times and on one visit we hired bikes and rode to a little village and back, then around the town. I love Dutch cycling-the bike took a little getting used to though! I love how safe and accepted it is. So different to here where you take your life in your hands each time you head out on two wheels.

    October 10th, 2009 | #

  15. gretchalina says

    i, too, love visiting your images, words and sounds;)
    thank you for a visual escape from the dark and raininess of outside here today!

    October 10th, 2009 | #

  16. agneta says

    So glad I stumbled on your lovely lovely blog today, it’s always nice to find other blogger out and about on the net!

    I must tell you that I like like like your nice blog!

    Agneta & Sweden

    October 11th, 2009 | #

  17. Amanda Nicole says

    Love these photos! Amsterdam is one of my guy’s favourite cities, and I would love to go ๐Ÿ™‚

    October 11th, 2009 | #

  18. Brittany Noel says

    I would love to be able to take bike rides like this one! So beautiful and lively. All of the old architecture is so amazing.

    Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    October 12th, 2009 | #

  19. diana alexander says

    Pia, I am just so smitten with your blog and photo’s!!!! You have made me want to see Amsterdam thru your eyes. I go to Paris in June and can’t wait to follow along with your book. You brighten my day.

    October 12th, 2009 | #

  20. Lisette says

    Good idea to stop at Cafรฉ Thijsen – always a nice place to go… thanks for the pix – brought back many memories of my years in Aยดdam!!

    October 12th, 2009 | #

  21. kristen says

    I am a lurker that loves everything about your blog –

    your photos and of course your words and your city. amsterdam is probably my favorite european city and it fills my heart to come here and see it from afar.

    thank you for the bike ride, it was lovely.

    October 12th, 2009 | #

  22. Meg says

    love the coloring of the photos – simply love. xo

    October 13th, 2009 | #

  23. At Home with Kim Vallee says

    Looking at your beautiful pictures reminds me that we are due for a visit to Amsterdam. The city is so beautiful!

    October 13th, 2009 | #

  24. Esti says

    You always make me want to come back to amsterdam. It’s even more beautiful through your eyes.

    October 13th, 2009 | #

  25. Beautiful Amsterdam | At Home with Kim Vallee says

    […] + photos by Pia Jane Bijkerk […]

    October 13th, 2009 | #

  26. Maia says

    It’s hard to tell – are all the walls black, or is than an illusion? Lovely neighborhood. Beautiful pictures.

    October 14th, 2009 | #

  27. A. Carter and P. Chapple says

    That is pure talent! I’ve tried to take photos while riding my bike here in Lille – and it’s not the easiest thing. Lovely shots – thanks for thinking of us!

    October 14th, 2009 | #

  28. Andi says

    Thanks so much for the lovely little ride. What a glorious place to bikeride in. How could you ever get bored with that kind of scenery? You are so talented to not fall while taking pics. ๐Ÿ™‚

    October 14th, 2009 | #

  29. mady dooijes says

    that’s it- i am so homesick now, only a few more months and i am there…. the photo’s are so beautiful. x

    October 15th, 2009 | #

  30. Zee says

    I did! It was a fun ride. I loved all the photos!

    October 16th, 2009 | #

  31. Despina says

    Nice ride and great pictures. You are very lucky that you can go with your bicycle around the city. Keep going…

    October 16th, 2009 | #

  32. Anum says

    Hello Pia, I absolutely love your work. I was wondering which camera do you use to take pictures?

    October 20th, 2009 | #

  33. desiree says

    wij rijden in veel dezelfde straatjes!

    January 19th, 2010 | #

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