Pictures from the Netherlands

Pictures of our daily life, mostly in Amsterdam area in the the Netherlands.

Also see pictures from the Netherlands 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Pictures marked with an asterisk (*) added on the 9th of December 2012.

Gardens and plants

Beautiful garden in the city center


Looking out for the white chicks? (Amstelpark)
The baby Eurasian coot has a bicycle
Warning sign: watch out for wild oxen (Oeverlanden)
In reality the Highland cattle is quite chilled out (Oeverlanden)

In and near Slotervaart

Daffodils flowering in January
Now those are some mushrooms!
Roses at Sloterkade
A canal view right next to Station Lelylaan
* Beautiful autumn gradient


Decorating cupcakes with guest star Roosa
Finished vegan cupcakes with caramel frosting, popcorn and chocolate ganache
* Lauri baked cinnamon swirls, quite a few of them


ACTA demonstration on the Dam
Book release party
Queen's day boats


Serene spring scenery (Amstelpark)
Roosa and Ilari with the flowering cherry trees (Amstelpark)
Galerie Papilon (Amstelpark)
Making giant soap bubbles (Sarphatipark)
Garden market (Sarphatipark)


The famous Sint Bavo organ in Grote Kerk, Haarlem (which has been played by Mozart and Mendelssohn)
Stained glass in Grote Kerk
Golden pigeons (some of them spotted) in Weesp
The super kitschy outlet shopping village Batavia Stad (Lelystad)
Modern architecture and water lilies in Lelystad
* Architecture in Rotterdam
* More of the same, complete with construction work and palm trees (the famous cube houses in the background)
* The Clingendael Japanese garden in The Hague
* An abstract view of autumn at Clingendael