Amsterdam

One of the more relaxing capitals of the world, I imagine; well, if you can keep out of the way of the bicycles, that is, which are far more prominent than cars – and more likely to cut you down.

I stayed for a week on a moored houseboat on a canal, which seemed very appropriate, and it offered a first hand experience of life on the water, while remaining in the very heart of the city.

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Replica ship

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Butterfly

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Butterfly

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Butterfly

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Butterflies

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Building

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Clogs

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Houses

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Church

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Lotus

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Water lilies

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Street furniture

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Bridge

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Canal at night