zondag 11 maart 2012

Sunday Bridges

I have seen many strange vehicles in the Amsterdam canals but a floating bus I hadn't seen before. This one looks like a normal bus just splashed in the water. I have done this once in the US and found it a rather scary expierence to drive into the water from the road. However that bus was a combination of a bus on a boat and didn't looked like a real bus so much.

This one is different and looks even more scary. I read you can make a tour with this one from the airport Schiphol when you have a long transfer and you don't want to hang around there but want to see the city. So you can drive under the Skinny Bridge with a bus!
See for more Sunday Bridges here

 
Here you see the testdrive/float.

20 opmerkingen:

  1. Good heavens! How very very wierd ... it must only be the novelty factor. I can think of no economic reason for a bus to be so converted. Great idea for a post, Marianne.

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  2. Ja dat lijkt me nou ook niet echt lekker maar waarschijnlijk toch wel spannend. Mooi gezicht op de magere brug.
    Fijne Zondag nog.

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  3. It is neat but, it does seem scary to drive a bus into the water. Great shots and video. Happy Sunday!

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  4. Sure put a smile on my face. It made me remember that most Nederlanders have a great sense of humor!

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  5. What a hoot. I have seen the little ones here in this country but NOT a bus in Amsterdam. Love the name “Floating Dutchman.” Bet the tourists are keeping it full. genie

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  6. oh my goodness. I doubt this gets good gas mileage, though. Eek.

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  7. ow. that is so funny. indeed not a bad idea when you only have a day or so in amsterdam. i guess its expensive, but really smart.
    does look weird...

    those amphibian vehicles you have in boston too. its very popular with kids. they were old war-vehicles!! there are still many many around, most used as attractions nowadays. (i first didnt know that, but now that i do i feel its less a waste.. they were made for another purpose and now are still used instead of trashed!)

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  8. Now come on Bieb, that is definitely odder than my 'paddle man' haha!

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  9. the floating Dutchman is a wonderful idea...
    and should be thrilling also...

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  10. I didn't know they had these busses in Amsterdam, we saw one in Boston called Duck Tours.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  11. waarmee men toch allemaal voor de dag komt !!
    dat is een manier om niet in de rij te staan wachten op de volgende bus

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  12. I never heard of it and am flabbergasted. I can't believe this is happening right here in Amsterdam. Well, I don't live there, but I mean this country. How odd!

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  13. I have seen cars, "duck" but not a proper bus,

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  14. I think I'd rather like a ride on one of those.

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  15. it looks like it might go faster than the regular canal tours, which is rather a shame. I like the slower moving boats.

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  16. Oh this looks very scary to me. BUt who knows, If I ever have a long layover at Schiphol, I might consider this....

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  17. Looks quite bizarre in the water! Great captures.

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  18. Would love to take a trip in that one

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  19. ..... yes, I would have gone for this new way to see the city too. I have done something similar in London, but never seen anything like it here in Norway.

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