Velvet Moments: travel photo – sunset picnic in Amsterdam

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!


Rowers pass by…


… as we sip on wine…


…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

    LOL! *quackquack* 🙂

  2. Deepa 09/10/2012 3:53 pm

    Wonderful moment. I should try this soon… I may have more luck speaking duck than Dutch!

  3. velvet 25/07/2012 4:03 pm

    Haha! Yup! 🙂

  4. Alex Lop 25/07/2012 3:22 pm

    Somebody’s using Camera+…. ;D

  5. Dean 17/07/2012 3:57 am

    Wow. This seems perfect 🙂

  6. velvet 11/07/2012 3:52 pm

    Hahahahaha! Well you have me to translate Ducks to Dutch! 🙂

  7. Rob 11/07/2012 3:15 pm

    I know, it’s lovely..even though I don’t speak Ducks..

  8. velvet 11/07/2012 2:46 pm

    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.


  9. Cole @ Four Jandals 11/07/2012 2:39 pm

    Beautiful shots Keith! Loved Amsterdam but it was -2 degrees when we were there in January. Would prefer this weather 🙂

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