Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Amsterdam | glass roof cruise and diamonds

Covering 5 countries in 9 days 6 nights, it was a wonderful summer holiday and we brought home all those sweet memories and experiences of London, France, Belgium, Germany and Netherlands.

It rained on the last day of our Europe holiday in Amsterdam. But then again, we experienced rain while in Bruges. The wettest got to be on our last day in Amsterdam. Cold and windy, trust me when I said the wind could blow you away.

Rain or no rain, we had to proceed with our itinerary.

First stop was the diamond store tour in Gassan Diamonds. I were blinded by all the sparkles. No, I did not buy any home.



Next was the river cruise. Amsterdam's houses and shops were tall and narrow in the front. They had wide windows and in almost every buildings, you will notice a hook hanging on the roof. That was how they moved their furniture into the houses or shops. Hanging and moving through the windows.

Amsterdam is mostly made of canals. And another fact about Netherlands is there is no mountains in this small and low land country! It is basically a flat and low land covered in water. And they generally experiencing strong wind all year round so you would spotted some wind blockers along the highway.

And that was how the Dutch invented windmills with the help of winds in their daily chores etc.








12 comments:

Jas said...

ENVY TO THE MAX!!!!! wish i can go for Europe trip.. at least once in a life time.. hahhaa

suituapui said...

Diamonds? So what did your hubby buy for you? Show! Show!!! :D

Somewhere in Singapore said...

A nice place to visit...

The Yum List said...

Ooh, more and more fond memories. Thanks for sharing these pics.

reana claire said...

Nice and wonderful trip! You can cover so many places in Amsterdam!

Sue Bee said...

Whoaaa.. Jauh na juak kitak bejarah. Btw, untung badan dapat gi nga tempat urang kan

Phong Hong said...

Diamonds! Very beautiful but I always remind myself that they are just compacted carbon hah..hah...

Hayley said...

5 countries! Surely a nice and memorable honeymoon for your both!

Nancy Chan said...

Amazing trip, covering 5 countries in 9 days 6 nights! Lots of beautiful memories from your trip.

Merryn said...

Looking at their narrow houses, I feel so privileged to have a spacious house to live in here in our own country. Haha.

mun said...

Thanks for the photos! Bring back so many memories.

Sharon D said...

I love the bits of information of Amsterdam you left in this post. Very interesting! The place looks like it came out of a romantic novel.