A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to Amsterdam which was great as it was my first time to the Netherlands. The city is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country, and is North Hollands largest city.
Although I was there for work and shopping around this fun city was what I did most, I didn't want to miss out on what was going on around me. The canals the florist shops, architecture and colours, sights and sounds were not to be missed.
Its not a big city and is easy to get around, for me walking about is always the best way, as you never know what you will see and find as you turn a corner.
I was fascinated by the canals and the bridges but also the sea of bikes, literally every bridge or fence was not without a bike padlocked to it. Obviously bikes are the main form of transport for many people in this bustling city and I loved watching people cycle around going about their day.
The bikes came in all sorts of styles and sizes. I loved the ones that had wooden boxes that carried their children. But when I'm traveling I'm always on the look out for fantastic print designs and the bikes that really caught my eye were the ones with different patterned bags on the back usually called pannier.
Always love a paisley design.
I love this black and white monochrome pattern with the touch of the red binding.
This Green Psychedelic check mixed with a fifties style floral is fun.
Love the mix of oranges colours with just a pop of turquoise and green.
As you walk along the canals you can see all the boats moored along the side, many owners added a personal touch to them by using plant pots and benches, giving them more of a homely feel, like a their small garden on the boat.
Must be a nice escape from busy city life to relax here on the canal in the sunshine.
For some these boats have become a part of the landscape within this beautiful city adding character for those that visit.
On my next post I will be sharing some more images and colours that inspired me but in the mean time I will leave you with some more photos of the city..... enjoy!
Hope you enjoyed this small look at Amsterdam