Oude Kerk

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12 travelers at this place:

  • Day3

    Bootstour und Sightseeing

    September 2 in the Netherlands

    Heute sind wir einiges gelaufen... teilweise waren wir selbst schuld weil wir uns trotz Navi verlaufen haben aber hey, so haben wir wenigstens sehr viel von Amsterdam gesehen! Morgen gehts weiter!

  • Day3

    Grachtenrundfahrt bei Sonnenschein

    August 26, 2017 in the Netherlands

    Nach einem genialen Frühstück in einem Pancake Restaurant 🍓🥞 haben wir mit gut gefülltem Magen eine schöne Grachtenrundfahrt gemacht. ☀️⛵️Das Hard Rock Café haben wir natürlich auch nicht ausgelassen und im Anschluss ging es noch für einen Abstecher nach Alkmaar. 🧀

  • Day36

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    September 30, 2014 in the Netherlands

    I went to the Anne Frank House. Not allowed to take pics. I have posted several I found online showing what I saw. It is powerful to touch the bookcase I read about when we read this book in school as a child. You forget and this type of experience makes you remember and understand at some level what happened in Europe not that long ago. To walk up those steep stairs and stand in her tiny room that she shared with others and see the pictures that she glued to the walls is an experience I will not forget.

    The Anne Frank House is quite an experience, a well done tasteful, appropriately reserved museum. I found out in 1944 a Dutch politician in exile announced by radio that those in the Netherlands should record their war experience for history after it ended and Anne Frank rewrote her entries based on this. There were many pieces of information like that I did not recall in this museum. I have not read her book since grade school but the pieces of it they display and the quotes from it show a tremendous writing skill for someone who was only a young teen. A skill far beyond her years that spoke of some urgency to do it then and do it well. The writings reveal an almost eery knowledge that what she knew was doing was important work and even though but a young teen it was to be her one chance to be the writer she desired to be.

    If you ever get the chance to go see this house. She was but one person who lived in the house and the stories of what happened to all are as important. Her father's unrelenting push to make sure her writings were published is an amazing story of its own. At the end of the tour there is a guest book you can write whatever you want in. It is important to remember this happened only 70 years ago, not even a second ago considering time and it is important to always remember.

    You learn visiting places like this that you cannot learn from books and pictures. Next week I'm going to Krakow, Poland. I saw that on the way is Auschwitz - Birkenau Concentration Camp and I will be going there. Anne Frank was taken there on September 3, 1944. I have been to Dachau and have since thought I didn't need to visit another place like it however I think if travel and see things like this when so few do it is important to do so and talk about it.
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  • Day28

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

    May 30, 2016 in the Netherlands

    Day 27:

    Amsterdam. Not our favorite city, by any means. And not exactly sure how to sum it up, but it definitely was not what we expected it to be. On one side, its a beautiful 700 something year old city, bursting with history. On the far opposite side, it is a semi-circle of frat guy-filled hell.

    We enjoyed seeing Amsterdam Centraal, Dam Square, Vondelpark, Westerkerk, De Nieuwe, and the Amsterdam Cheese Museum was pretty funny. We truly wish we had the opportunity to see Amsterdam when it was great, but think that time has passed. We would have loved to have taken a relaxing ride down the canals, ride bikes to the shops, have coffee at a streetside café, and have dutch pancakes at a bakery. Unfortunately, it has reached a level of tourism that made it feel like an amusement park. Truly sad.
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  • Day59

    Amsterdam - Red Light District

    September 28, 2015 in the Netherlands

    Our hostel was located in the middle of the red light district (kinda funny because it was a very Christian hostel - they even invited us to their prayer group when sitting in the common room). So we got a good look around.
    At night it was actually a really jovial sort of party atmosphere, not the seedy creepy vibe I was expecting. On the other hand, it was pretty weird seeing the women selling themselves in the red-lit windows, and trying to attract customers. No photos because they don't like it but I'm sure photos can be found online.
    Also all manner of sex-related paraphernalia was sold in shops, a lot of it quite funny like a "condomerie" with animal-tipped condoms (image search the shop if you want).
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Oude Kerk, Vieille église dAmsterdam, Sint Nicolaaskerk, Аудекерк, Стара церква, 老教堂

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