I’m back in Singapore and am left with lots of beautiful memories and photos from my holidays to sort through. I still want to share more photos of my trip to Namibia as I promised earlier, as well as some more photos taken inside my house, but first let’s start with some images from an outing that is still fresh in my mind.

As I told you last week, there was a special visitor over from Canada, Suzanne Carillo, and together with my blogging buddies and real-life friends Anja en Greetje, we had several fun get-togethers. One of them was this special day on the water in Amsterdam.

Greetje’s husband, Ron, is the proud owner of a boat and he was very kind to show us around.

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As you can see Suzanne was very grateful…

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We had another special guest too: Charlie. Ron’s dog.

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How to dress for a boat trip?

Husband and wife were dressed in true nautical style….

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While Suzanne opted for a casual sexy look.

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Anja opted for white leggings with a printed tunic…..

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while I chose my trusted white capris with an old lila linen tunic….

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Perhaps not the smartest choice if you don’t want to appear all wrinkled up in the boat….

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The boat is one of my favorite ways to explore Amsterdam, certainly on a beautiful day like this. Me and my husband together with some friends used to own a much smaller boat than this when I was still living in Amsterdam and we would take it on regular outings in summer through Amsterdam.

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Since Amsterdam is built on water there are many places to go. You can go along some of the main canals in the center like Singel, Herengracht and Prinsengracht…

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travel through the infamous red-light district….

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Admire all the people you meet along the way…

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and join in the fun of a bachelor party….

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spot some animals…

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or go to the newly developed dock and warehouse areas.

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where there is plenty new and interesting architecture. In this street owners could each design their own home.

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Get off the boat in the Jordaan area and take a break for a delicious apple pie with cream….

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then get back on and spot plenty of bridges.

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A few churches…

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a couple of windmills…

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a boat from a bygone area in front of the Scheepvaart museum…

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the futuristic science museum called Nemo…

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or spot some animals in Amsterdam’s zoo: Artis.

By boat you discover areas that you would not normally see and often it’s difficult to know where you are exactly.

It’s easier to admire the beautiful houses and architecture….

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like the Amsterdam Opera building, The Stopera.

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One of Amsterdam’s newer buildings…

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the old Central Station…

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or a special artwork.

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Then have a lovely diner at a restaurant where you can park you boat Pont 13….

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cuddle with eachother….

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and admire a stylish lady ….

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Ron then dropped us off at the Central Station from where we could head to our car and get back home.

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Needless to say that we had a magnificent day. A big thank you to the wonderful Ron who coped with 4 women for the whole day and took us around. It is a day I will never forget!

 Do you enjoy boating? What would you wear for a boat trip?

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All photos taken by yours truly except those with me in it which are mostly taken by Anja and one by Ron.