We got to cruise around the canals of Amsterdam in a boat twice this year. A kind friend of a friend offered to do the deed once when I had some girlfriends staying and another time when we were with our neighbours. It's my favourite way to see Amsterdam. Not only does it offer you a different point of view, but you feel part of something that although you see it everywhere in Amsterdam, it's not that easily accessible; the water.
Although August was a bit of a wash-out it's been a good summer here in Amsterdam. So good, I'm sad it's over. I always try to be enthusiastic about autumn. but for some reason this year it feels harder than usual...
Maybe it's because I know all this - all the fun that these photos show - is over for another year.
I think I'm going to have to work on a brand new autumn wishlist for things to do in Amsterdam now the seasons are changing.
Are you missing summer yet? What are you doing to combat the oncoming cooler days?
Frances M. Thompson
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