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.
As you can see Suzanne was very grateful…
We had another special guest too: Charlie. Ron’s dog.
How to dress for a boat trip?
Husband and wife were dressed in true nautical style….
While Suzanne opted for a casual sexy look.
Anja opted for white leggings with a printed tunic…..
while I chose my trusted white capris with an old lila linen tunic….
Perhaps not the smartest choice if you don’t want to appear all wrinkled up in the boat….
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.
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…
travel through the infamous red-light district….
Admire all the people you meet along the way…
and join in the fun of a bachelor party….
spot some animals…
or go to the newly developed dock and warehouse areas.
where there is plenty new and interesting architecture. In this street owners could each design their own home.
Get off the boat in the Jordaan area and take a break for a delicious apple pie with cream….
then get back on and spot plenty of bridges.
A few churches…
a couple of windmills…
a boat from a bygone area in front of the Scheepvaart museum…
the futuristic science museum called Nemo…
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….
like the Amsterdam Opera building, The Stopera.
One of Amsterdam’s newer buildings…
the old Central Station…
or a special artwork.
Then have a lovely diner at a restaurant where you can park you boat Pont 13….
cuddle with eachother….
and admire a stylish lady ….
Ron then dropped us off at the Central Station from where we could head to our car and get back home.
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?
All photos taken by yours truly except those with me in it which are mostly taken by Anja and one by Ron.