vrijdag 10 februari 2012

Amsterdam with ice

The canals in Amsterdam are frozen which is rather unique because the winters are almost never cold enough. But this winter you can skate and walk on the ice.

To put the skates on people use the little boats to sit on.

I didn't go on the ice, it is to slippery for me and a bit difficult to get on and of here by climbing over the boats. Skating I used to to when I was younger, but I am to scared now to fall and break a leg or shoulder, which happened to a friend of mine of the same age.

10 opmerkingen:

  1. Wow, this looks great! Makes me wanna go back to Holland, just to go ice skating :-)

  2. This is such a fascinating idea. The ice does not look too smooth, however. Can they smooth it with a Zamboni?

  3. Schitterend die bevroren grachten. Mijn man woonde vroeger aan een gracht en heeft dus vaak geschaatst op de grachten. Ik vind het wel iets heel aparts hebben.
    Groetjes van Riet

  4. It is just amazing how they skate on ice in The Netherlands. Super Amsterdam pictures.


  5. Just like in those early Dutch paintings. A connection across the centuries.

  6. wonderful...
    never seen in kerala or anywhere near...
    thanks for sharing...

  7. Amazing scenes for Amsterdam. The older we get the harder we fall.

  8. ben een tijdje weg geweest en zie nu pas die prachtige amsterdamse ijs foto's !