To be honest, I had big photography plans for the Venice of the North. However, with all my luck that day came out as the coldest day of the Summer 2011 (end of July!) – very strong wind, heavy rain, 9 degrees Celsius = 48 degrees Fahrenheit. It was a lot of fun to hold an umbrella in one hand and a photo camera 2.1 kg = 4.6 lbs in another! Enjoy my tough street photography :)

One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam is the largest city and the capital of the Netherlands. The current position of Amsterdam as capital city of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is governed by the constitution of 24 August 1815 and its successors. Amsterdam has a population of 783,364 within city limits, an urban population of 1,209,419 and a metropolitan population of 2,158,592. The city is in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. It comprises the northern part of the Randstad, one of the larger conurbations in Europe, with a population of approximately 7 million. Its name is derived from Amstelredamme, indicative of the city’s origin: a dam in the river Amstel. Settled as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, a result of its innovative developments in trade. During that time, the city was the leading center for finance and diamonds. In the 19th and 20th centuries, the city expanded, and many new neighborhoods and suburbs were formed. The 17th-century canals of Amsterdam, located in the heart of Amsterdam, were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in July 2010. [Wikipedia]

One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

One rainy day in Amsterdam, Holland

Flower Market, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Flower Market, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Flower Market, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Flower Market, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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