My life among the Dutch. Impressions and eyecandies from the Netherlands.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Sail 2010 - II Part
On my previous entry I posted some photos from the ships parade Sail 2010 - in Zaandam. Saturday we decided to check the Sail 2010 in Asmterdam - and this time visit the interior of some tall ships and replicas.
Nearby Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant we spotted Stad Amsterdam. Of course my kids decided to visit the ship - my son has a perfect miniature of it, bought in the island of Texel.
A Frisian old ship. It has made very succesful travels in the past, trading salt with Portugal, wines and cider with France and going North to Germany as well.
There were some activities for kids...
Swedish tall ship Gotheburg.
The Pirates' Island, with theater and activities for kids...
Above and below: personel at the Swedish ship...
Cabbage being transported...
Above: the busy butler at the Shabab Oman.
Amerigo Vespucci, an Italian jewel. Te next visit was after 40min. - we preferred not to wait. So much walking was taking a toll on us. I barely could speak or take pics, my legs were not responding to the command of my brain and it seemed a century ago that we had had a pause for some beer and hot dogs.
Left: a stage with shows and performances, right: a Dutch war ship.
And to finish this long post, some ships with flower arrangements in profusion.
We were walking non stop from 9:30 in the morning to 18:00. At 18:30 we arrived exhausted at home. Did I have a nice time ? Absolutely ! Much, much more than on a regular Queen's Day. People dining with friends on their balconies in Amsterdam North while watching the ships parade, people sitting on their windows with their legs hanging outside.. and everywhere you could hear to some music. Unfortunately we could not combine the Sail 2010 with visiting a youth theather "Bichos do Brasil" (Animals from Brazil) in the Vondelpark which was scheduled to start at at 14h30.