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Ice Skating On The Amsterdam Canals

2012-02-17 1

Frozen canals in Amsterdam are very very rare. But when it happens the Amsterdam crowd go enjoy it to the max. How? Read on and find out for yourself!

Credits: mrmaart, fritssi & lomographybenelux

After a few freezing cold days mother nature finally managed to transform some of the major Amsterdam canals into dark black ice. All ready for a true blue Dutch tradition – ice skating!

We obviously grabbed our chance to sneak out of the office during lunchtime to ride the Prinsengracht on ice skates. Armed with a few cameras including the LomoKino, to shoot some great pics on the Prinsengracht with the Westerkerk on the background.

Including a cool icy super movie


De Pulitzer Hotel provided some nice warm chocolatemilk and soup for free – a real ‘koek & zoopie" is how we call it in Holland. The local tourists didn’t understand that they could actually get FREE drinks + soup, so after some shooting of “we have free pee-soup” they finally came closer to consume some as well. While we were making some hilarious jokes saying: yes, free hot pee soep. Just peed in it.". Hehe.

Credits: lomographybenelux, mrmaart & fritssi

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written by s0y on 2012-02-17 #videos #schaatsen #nederland #dutch #gallery-store #ijspret #lifestyle #bevroren #vrieskou #nld #lunch-break #pauze #netherlands #ijs
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One Comment

  1. plyshbel
    plyshbel ·

    So picturesque!

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