Velvet Moments: travel photo – sunset picnic in Amsterdam

  • SumoMe

One of my favourite things to do in Amsterdam, when the weather is good, is to pack a meal and a bottle of wine and head for the Amstel River. There’s a certain spot I love where I can sit on the edge of the river, hang my legs over the edge and watch the boats pass by. I sometimes quack back at the ducks and before I know it, I’m engaged in an animated conversation with them – it must be quite a sight for those walking by. Boats come and go, filled with locals who are always in for a chat. I enjoy watching the ducks bob up and down with the waves and feeling the water wash over my feet each time a boat sails past. And when the sun sets, the river turns to a shimmering gold. It’s an absolutely magical spot to simply chill, people-watch, join in the banter and admire a stunning sunset. A true Velvet Moment in Amsterdam!

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Rowers pass by…

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… as we sip on wine…

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…and watch the glorious sunset.

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9 Responses to “Velvet Moments: travel photo – sunset picnic in Amsterdam”

  1. velvet 09/10/2012 4:30 pm
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    LOL! *quackquack* 🙂

  2. Deepa 09/10/2012 3:53 pm
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    Wonderful moment. I should try this soon… I may have more luck speaking duck than Dutch!

  3. velvet 25/07/2012 4:03 pm
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    Haha! Yup! 🙂

  4. Alex Lop 25/07/2012 3:22 pm
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    Somebody’s using Camera+…. ;D

  5. Dean 17/07/2012 3:57 am
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    Wow. This seems perfect 🙂

  6. velvet 11/07/2012 3:52 pm
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    Hahahahaha! Well you have me to translate Ducks to Dutch! 🙂

  7. Rob 11/07/2012 3:15 pm
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    I know, it’s lovely..even though I don’t speak Ducks..

  8. velvet 11/07/2012 2:46 pm
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    Hi Cole,
    Thanks! Just another reason why I love my iPhone. 😉 Good thing you weren’t here in February – temperatures dropped to -20 degrees at one point! haha! I was just back from Malaysia and had to endure a 50 degree difference. Needless to say, I didn’t feel so well.

    Cheers,
    Keith

  9. Cole @ Four Jandals 11/07/2012 2:39 pm
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    Beautiful shots Keith! Loved Amsterdam but it was -2 degrees when we were there in January. Would prefer this weather 🙂

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