Photographer's Note

Amsterdam - Damrak’

The first thing visitors of Amsterdam see when they arrive by train, is the Damrak, a partially filled in canal.

The street was located on a ‘rak’ (reach), a straight part of the Amstel river, and also near a dam. From there, the name Damrak. In the 19th century a part of that canal was filled in.

Here many visitors get their first impression of the Dutch capital and often it’s an overwhelming impression.

At a previous picture I mentioned that the weather was bad during most of the time when I visited North-Holland. Most of my pictures of Amsterdam are very dark. The only ones I dare to show here are all taken on the same day within a span of three hours.
One evening the sun came out of the clouds and made it possible that I still have a few nice images of the city.

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